Latest Extraterrestrial Intelligence Stories
Participants are being asked to join in the search for extraterrestrial life using a website that will stream radio frequencies transmitted from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Allen Telescope Array.
The SETI project, which has begun its first analyses of the scans of 86 exoplanets uncovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, has found the first batch of hits within the data stream.
Scientists believe that they have found rocks containing the fossilized remains of early life on Mars.
The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a new pan-European radio astronomy facility, has started mapping the Universe at very low energy wavelengths, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is relatively unexplored.
For 50 years now, astronomers and space enthusiasts have been listening for signals in the background noise of space that might point to another civilization, but some experts say numerous messages zipping through the cosmos could be confusing or simply meaningless.
The world's largest and longest-running volunteer computing project, SETI@home, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with 140,000 participants and 235,000 computers powering the search for intelligent signals from space.
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