Breakthrough Listen searched the stars nearest Earth for any sign of alien life, but the $100 million project came up short of any evidence. Are we alone after all?
Space June 20, 2019
Astrobiologists have submitted a report detailing recent discoveries that became the basis of a new guideline in the grand search for life outside of Earth. This should inform future missions on what and where to look for aliens.
Space October 11, 2018
SETI used artificial intelligence inspired by the same algorithm used by internet companies to sort through a massive trove of space data. In a recent study, researchers analyzed a mysterious signal coming from far away.
Space September 12, 2018
Scientists identified more than a hundred exoplanets three times larger than Earth that could have moons that are home to alien life. They said expanding the quest for ET to include moons could yield better finds.
Space July 6, 2018
A proposed bill from Congress brought the spotlight back again to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence or SETI. Its approval would set a milestone for NASA after the government canceled its SETI program in 1992.
Space May 11, 2018
Astronomer Jill Tarter says that Congress wants to give NASA $10 million a year to search for alien life. About 25 years ago, Congress slashed funding for similar activities.
Space May 9, 2018
A team of scientists and artists sent math tutorials and musical compositions on exoplanet GJ 273 in hopes of communicating with intelligent alien life. Are there possible repercussions to METI's interstellar communication?
Space November 17, 2017
Breakthrough Listen scientists detected 15 new fast radio bursts from the dwarf galaxy FRB 121102. What makes this new set of pulses stand out from other FRBs earlier observed?
Space August 31, 2017
The mystery of possible alien life in the universe is an alluring topic to many. Here are some of the ways scientists search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Space December 30, 2016
An international team of scientists from the SETI Institute revealed that it received mysterious signal spikes last year. Has it been confirmed that the signal came from an alien civilization's attempt to communicate with Earth?
Space August 31, 2016
As the search for alien life continues, SETI scientists propose looking for alien life in the oldest and dimmest stars in the galaxies - the red dwarfs. Researchers will look at about 20,000 red dwarfs, making the mission one of the biggest hunts for extraterrestrial life, so far.
Space April 5, 2016
Red dwarfs could be the centers of planetary systems housing alien species, SETI astronomers suggest. What makes these small dim stars such an attractive target to discover alien beings?
Space April 1, 2016
A SETI researcher revealed two main reasons why experts have not yet found alien life. She said she is pleased with advancements in technology, but we are not just quite there yet.
Space February 9, 2016
Astrobiologists from Australian National University challenge the prevailing theory about why we haven't found life on other planets.
Earth/Environment January 22, 2016
By 2100, humans may be replaced by 'alien species'. Seth Shostak of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute said that three things might happen in the next century.
Animals January 20, 2016
The star's pulsing light signature suggested a laser being beamed by intelligent beings.
Space December 10, 2015
After orbiting the Earth, WT1190F fell back to the planet and flew off the coast of Sri Lanka as expected. A re-entry video by experts who set up observation centers above the ground was able to capture the so-called space junk as it zoomed past the sky.
Space November 13, 2015
Most habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy are not yet born, a new study suggests. Scientists believe that this is connected as to why humans have not found intelligent alien life forms yet.
Space October 22, 2015
Experts are debating whether or not to make ourselves known to aliens, by sending out a message into space. How we will say what we want to say is also splitting a group of scientists into two. Scientists note the importance of being very careful in sending out a message to ET, as complex messages might create computer viruses and put Earth’s computer system at risk.
Space September 12, 2015
A hunt for alien life will turn to crowdsourced computing power to crunch data. Your computer, tablet or smartphone can help in the search, project leaders say.
July 26, 2015
The search for extraterrestrial life just got a boost as Stephen Hawking officially backs Breakthrough effort to confirm whether or not life beyond Earth exists.
July 21, 2015
With $100 million, Yuri Milner bolstered the search for signs of alien life, supporting the decades-long effort of astronomers by making technology and other resources more easily available.
Space July 20, 2015
A new plan by scientists to establish communication with aliens involves using a laser beam and the Internet.
Space April 2, 2015
Researchers involved in the hunt for alien life have proposed sending messages to intelligent extraterrestrial beings in other worlds. Skeptics, however, said that contacting alien civilizations may have serious and devastating implications.
Space February 13, 2015
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) could find alien civilizations within 20 years, scientists tell Congress.
Space May 25, 2014
When the age-old question "Is anybody out there?" was raised in the recent meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives' science committee, two SETI astronomers declared a reverberating "yes."
Space May 23, 2014
Dan Werthimer testified before Congress about the SETI program and alien life. Here is a rundown on what we know so far about the quest for alien life.
Space May 22, 2014
Scientists have warned that Chelyabinsk-type meteors are more common than thought.
Space November 13, 2013