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Head Of Alien Hunting Organization Stepping Down From The Throne
2012-05-22 13:09:32

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been heading up the SETI Institute for 35 years, will be giving up the reigns of the alien hunting organization to a colleague. Tarter will be succeeded by SETI Institute Physicist Gerry Harp as Director of the Center for SETI Research. Tarter says she will be focusing her time on fundraising for the work as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI within the scientific organization. “For many years working at the SETI...

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2005-11-17 07:25:00

More than half the stars in our galaxy are small, dim M dwarfs. Until recently, scientists believed these stars put out too little light to support life on any planets that orbited them. But at a recent workshop held at the SETI Institute, a multidisciplinary group of researchers concluded not only that M dwarfs might host habitable planets, but that they might also be good targets in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Astrobiology Magazine -- Scientists have been searching...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.