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Maybe Self-Replicating Robot Probes are Destroying Each Other? That’s Why We Don’t See Them

March 28, 2019

During the 1940s, Hungarian-American scientist John von Neumann developed a mathematical theory for how machines could endlessly reproduce…
Technosignatures are NASA’s New Target for Detecting Other Civilizations in Space. Wait. What’s a Technosignature?

September 29, 2018

NASA is targeting technosignatures in its renewed effort to detect alien civilizations. Congress asked NASA to re-boot its…
AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

September 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe,…
New Model Predicts That We Are Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe

June 22, 2018

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). Named…
Breakthrough Starshot is Now Looking for the Companies to Build its Laser-Powered Solar Sails to Other Stars

June 8, 2018

In 2015, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner established Breakthrough Initiatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the search for…
How Badly Will Humanity Freak Out if We Discover Alien Life?

February 21, 2018

The discovery of alien life is one of those things that everyone thinks about at some point. Hollywood…
If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

February 13, 2018

Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at…
SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’

January 11, 2018

The measurements confirm observations by another team of astronomers from the Netherlands, which detected the polarized bursts using…
SETI Institute Undertakes Search for Alien Signal from Kepler Star KIC 8462852

October 22, 2015

“We either caught something shortly after an event like two planets crashing together or alien intelligence,” said Dr.…
Will SETI’s Unprecedented New Program Finally Find E.T.?

August 4, 2015

Stephen Hawking, Frank Drake and dozens of journalists gathered at the Royal Society in London last week to…
CSIRO and Internet investor Yuri Milner strike deal for ET search

July 21, 2015

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with CSIRO to use the organisation’s 64-m Parkes…
Who Speaks for Earth? The Controversy over Interstellar Messaging

February 20, 2015

Should we beam messages into deep space, announcing our presence to any extraterrestrial civilizations that might be out…
Using the Square Kilometre Array to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

December 17, 2014

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project has not reached the construction phase of the work yet. However,…
Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 3: Bridging the Vast Gulf

November 26, 2014

If extraterrestrial civilizations exist, the nearest is probably at least hundreds or thousands of light years away. Still,…
Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 2: Petabytes from the Stars?

November 24, 2014

Since it was founded in 1984, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, has…
Are we ready for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

May 7, 2014

The SETI project scientists are known for tracking possible extraterrestrial signals, but now they are also considering sending…
How Could We Find Aliens? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

September 6, 2013

Our Universe is big, and it’s been around for a long time. So why don’t we see any…
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