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Volunteers Asked To Help Look For Earth-Like Planets
2012-01-16 14:11:33

Volunteers are being asked to join in the hunt in looking for nearby planets that could support life. Volunteers can visit the Planet Hunters website to see time-lapsed images of 150,000 stars that were taken by the Kepler space telescope. The members of the public will be taught signs that indicate the presence of a planet and how to alert experts if they spot them. "We know that people will find planets that are missed by the computer," Chris Lintott from Oxford University told...

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...

Water On Mars Could Mean The Planet Is Habitable
2011-12-12 09:01:24

Scientists from the Australian National University have found that “large regions” of the Red Planet could actually sustain terrestrial life. The results are based on the scientists´ findings that extensive regions of the sub-surface of Mars could contain water and be at comfortable enough temperatures to support at least microbial life. In the study -- An Extensive Phase Space for the Potential Martian Biosphere -- published today in the Astrobiology Journal,...

SETI Back On Track After US Military Funding
2011-12-07 11:42:35

The Search for Extra Terrestrial intelligence (SETI) is back on track after funding from the U.S. Air Force Space Command. The U.S. Air Force has paid SETI the funds it needs to restart its efforts in looking for extra terrestrial life. SETI plans to check out the new habitable exoplanets recently discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope to determine if they might be a home to an alien civilization. "This is a superb opportunity for SETI observations," said Jill Tarter, the...

Astronomers Launch Online Database Of Habitable Planets
2011-12-06 05:02:07

Only 15 planets and 30 moons could potentially support alien life, according to a new online catalog of habitable planets launched by astronomers on Monday. The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) website describes the project as "an online database for scientists, educators, and the general public focused on habitable exoplanets discoveries." "The catalog uses various habitability indices and classifications to identify, rank, and compare exoplanets, including their potential...

First System For Assessing The Odds Of Alien Life Proposed
2011-11-21 09:11:24

Methodology could be used to catalogue newly discovered exoplanets, exomoons Within the next few years, the number of planets discovered in orbits around distant stars will likely reach several thousand or more. But even as our list of these newly discovered "exoplanets" grows ever-longer, the search for life beyond our solar system will likely focus much more narrowly on the relatively few of these new worlds which exhibit the most Earth-like of conditions. For much of the scientific...

2011-11-21 09:02:51

NASA, Cheltenham Festivals (UK) and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate a FameLab competition for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research. FameLab Astrobiology workshops will train scientists and engineers to convey complex scientific concepts to the public. The training, coaching and recognition...

Government Says It Has No Evidence Of Alien Life
2011-11-07 12:15:46

The U.S. government made an official statement on Monday, officially denying knowledge of alien life. Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy made a statement denying that the government has withheld information from the public, responding to a petition that accused the government of covering up contact with life beyond Earth. "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted...

Researchers Say Nonterrestrial Artifacts Are Hard To Pin Down
2011-11-07 10:23:28

Two Pioneer probes left our solar system carrying plaques about humankind, and two Voyager probes will soon join them to gather information about places far out in our galaxy. We can and will send more autonomous probes into outer space, but why have we never found evidence of other civilizations doing the same? A pair of postdoctoral researchers at Penn State, approaching the problem mathematically, shows that we have not looked in enough places to ensure that no extraterrestrial artifacts...


Latest Extraterrestrial life Reference Libraries

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Flatwoods monster
2013-08-26 08:20:20

The Flatwoods monster is claimed to be an unidentified species of either a terrestrial cryptid or an extraterrestrial being. It was reported being seen in the town of Flatwoods, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952 on some land owned by a local farmer, G. Bailey Fisher. The witnesses include two brothers, Edward and Fred May, their mother Kathleen, a friend of the boys, Tommy Hyer, along with Neil Nunley, Ronnie Shaver, and national guardsman Eugene Lemon. It was described as being ten...

Astrobiology (journal)
2012-06-04 18:56:55

Astrobiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. It is the official journal of the Astrobiology Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sherry L. Cady, PhD (Portland State University, Department of Geology). Astrobiology is the leading international journal for astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, and planetary scientists designed to advance our understanding of life’s origin, evolution, and...

Sagan, Carl
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer who pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and science in general. He is less well known for his skepticism. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sagan attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree (1955) and a master's degree (1956) in physics, before earning his doctorate (1960) in astronomy and astrophysics. He taught at Harvard University...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Xenobiology -- Xenobiology (or exobiology, or astrobiology) is the term for a speculative field within biology which considers the possibility of, and possible nature of, extraterrestrial life. It also necessarily includes the concept of artificial life, since any life form might naturally evolve elsewhere, could conceivably come out of a laboratory using a future technology. It might be difficult to tell whether a truly strange life form had in fact arisen in space, or was designed much...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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