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2012-08-12 23:02:22

Austrian physicist finds dire warning to humanity in “universal language” from extraterrestrials in Billy Meier´s information Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 With Russia now seriously regarding Apophis as a highly probable threat to Earth in 2036, a physicist´s startling new discovery may add to the certainty that extraterrestrials are urging us to take immediate action to deflect it. The Torino Scale - Red Alert Many scientists, from Carl Sagan, whose novel...

Focused Alien Hunt Coming Up Empty Thus Far
2012-06-04 03:15:31

A technique that allows radio astronomers to combine observations made simultaneously by multiple arrays has yet to detect any signs of extraterrestrial broadcast signals, Australian researchers have confirmed. In a study posted online May 29 and scheduled for publication in the Astronomical Journal, experts at the Curtin University International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research used very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) to examine Gliese 581, a star which is orbited by planets...

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2011-04-27 05:55:00

The SETI Institute has put its $50 million Allen Telescope Array (ATA) into hibernation because the organization is unable to attract the $5m investment it needs to fund operation of the vast radio dishes that search the universe for extraterrestrial life. In an email sent last Friday to ATA private donors, SETI Institute CEO Tom Pierson described the recent decision by University of California at Berkeley, which oversees daily operations at the ATA, to suspend operations of the Hat Creek...

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2010-12-08 12:49:41

New discoveries point to it being more likely that humans are not the only inhabitants in the universe. "The evidence is just getting stronger and stronger," Carl Pilcher, director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute, which studies the origins, evolution and possibilities of life in the universe, told The Associated Press (AP). "I think anybody looking at this evidence is going to say, 'There's got to be life out there.'" Scientists have an equation that calculates the odds of civilized life on...

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2010-08-23 10:15:00

The alien life forms that we are searching for might not be "life forms" after all--they could well be sentient machines, according to a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute. In an article published online in the journal Acta Astronautica, SETI's Seth Shostak writes, "Our experiments to find extraterrestrial life are predicated on the assumption that it is most likely to be found on so-called 'habitable worlds.' These are planets and moons where surface liquid water exists, and atmospheres...

2010-04-19 14:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SETI Institute, an interdisciplinary scientific organization that explores the nature of life throughout the universe, announced that starting today it will make large quantities of astronomical radio telescope data accessible to astronomers and other scientists as part of an effort to build a global community of searchers for evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence. Today's announcement represents the latest milestone in SETI Institute's...

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2009-01-29 10:40:00

The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement. Several 19th century scientists contemplated how we might communicate with possible Martians and Venusians. These early proposals - which predate by 150 years the first extraterrestrial message that was sent in 1974 - were based on visual signals, as the invention of radio was still decades away. In fact, as history shows, ideas for interplanetary communication have largely been...

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2008-06-05 13:45:45

A Johns Hopkins astronomer is a member of a team briefing fellow scientists about plans to use new technology to take advantage of recent, promising ideas on where to search for possible extraterrestrial intelligence in our galaxy.Richard Conn Henry, a professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins' Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is joining forces with Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute and Steven Kilston of the Henry Foundation Inc., a...