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SETI Reaching Out To The Public For Alien Search
2012-02-29 13:54:34

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. Dr Jillian Tarter, winner of the TED Prize in 2009 and director of the Seti Institute's Center for Seti Research, hopes SETI Live will help build upon the community of scientists and technologists already involved in the research. "I'm hoping that an army of volunteers...

Are We Still Alone? Scientists Analyze First Kepler Scans
2012-01-09 11:48:53

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (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, according to scientists at University of California, Berkeley. “We´ve started searching our Kepler SETI observations and our analyses have generated some of our first candidate signals,” the UC Berkeley scientists announced on Friday. However, the...

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2010-07-30 08:55:00

Scientists believe that they have found rocks containing the fossilized remains of early life on Mars, according to a new article published in the latest edition of Earth and Planetary Science Letters. According to the report, a team of scientists--led by Dr. Adrian J. Brown of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in California--discovered the rocks in the Nili Fossae region of the "Red Planet." Their research on the hydrothermal formation of clay-carbonate rocks in...

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2010-04-13 08:13:42

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. It will detect faint signals from the first stars and mini-black holes that emerged when the Universe was only 500 000 years old "“ and will also be looking for signs of other civilizations in the Universe closer to home. Dr John McKean will present the first images at the RAS...

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2010-01-29 12:35:00

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, AFP reported. NASA beamed the Beatles song "Across the Universe" into deep space in 2008, sending a message of peace to any extraterrestrial who happens to be in the region of Polaris, also called the North Star, in 2439. Former...

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2009-05-20 06:50:00

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. No extraterrestrials have been found yet. But the project will hold a day-long symposium at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory on May 21 to celebrate the birthday and discuss the future of a project that still excites the public and has...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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