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A Ping from the Cosmos

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's as if someone in a galaxy far, far away rang a loud bell. Could it be a signal from aliens trying to get in touch? Or is it something hitherto unknown, but still completely natural?

Blame It on the Aliens

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

An odd phenomenon that's descriptively called a "fast radio burst" is the latest celestial discovery to capture the attention of both astrophysicists and the media -- and be labeled by some as the work of crafty extraterrestrials.

E.T. Hunters Get Signals from Space: What's the Source?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Don't start making tinfoil hats yet. The 12 intriguing signals published this week by SETI researchers at UC Berkeley weren't created by aliens, despi...

Life at the SETI Institute: Dr. Gerry Harp -- Deciphering Celestial Signals in a New Way

SETI Institute | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Gerry Harp, Senior Astrophysicist, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs Trained as a quantum mechanic, Dr. Gerry Harp was...

Secret Passages and the Invisible Universe

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 12.21.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of October 19, 2011 When I was younger, I used to watch a show called Cardcaptors in which the main character was frequently advised to "Expec...