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Life at the SETI Institute: Adrian Brown -- The Time for Mars is Now

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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By Gail Jacobs When most people look at photos of the Martian landscape, they see the kind of dry topography that, while attractive, shows only that ...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dana Backman -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dana Backman giving...

Life at the SETI Institute: Paul Estrada -- From Dust to Planets

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs If planets are a dime a dozen, moons are less than a penny each. There are at least 139 moons just within our own solar system. Most o...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Jie Li -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Jie Li giving a one...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Franck Marchis -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute video excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Backus -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Life at the SETI Institute: Cynthia Phillips -- Decipering the Cosmic Puzzle

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs An expert in processing spacecraft images of the planets, Dr. Cynthia Phillips is particularly interested in the search for active ge...

New Homes for ET?

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

The type of multiple-planet solar system we live in isn't oddball at all, but is as humdrum as hairpins. That would, of course, be good news for those who hope to find extraterrestrial life.

Martians? Ho Hum.

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

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Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Jill Tarter -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Jill Tarter giv...

Life at the SETI Institute: SETI Gurls (Video)

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

Every summer, the SETI Institute hosts 15-20 college students from around the country as part of its Astrobiology Research Experience for Undergraduat...

Life at the SETI Institute: Future Direction of Martian Exploration

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

In the next two decades, chances are we will have the ability to send humans to Mars, but we will still not be sure about whether there is life on Mars.

Memories of a special moment with Don Backer

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Don Backer, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley who discovered the first millisecond pulsar, died on July 25. He was director ...

Life at the SETI Institute: From Galileo to Cassini -- 400 Years of Saturn's Rings

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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This week, it will be easy to repeat Galileo's famous experiment. Shortly after sunset, look toward the west and you will see three planets in a line. If you are very lucky, you might make out Saturn's rings.

Life at the SETI Institute: Jill Tarter, Beating the Odds

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter is Director of the SETI Institute's Center for SETI Research, and also holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

Life at the SETI Institute: Europa -- Exploration of an Extraterrestrial Ocean

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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By Dr. Cynthia B. Phillips Planetary geologist at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute Jupiter's moon Europa ...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Uma Gorti -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Uma Gorti givin...

Life at the SETI Institute: Frank Drake -- First Contact (video)

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

In a recent conversation with SETI Institute Trustee, Dr. Frank Drake, we discussed the last 50 years of SETI research. Watch as Frank, for the very ...

Life at the SETI Institute: Jean Chiar, Studying the Origins of Everything

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs Not everyone is aware that the space between the stars isn't exactly empty. These vast interstellar tracts are filled with a fog of ic...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Adrian Brown -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

In this video, we talk to SETI's Adrian Brown, researches the polar regions of Mars using the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Jenniskens -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Peter Jennisken...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Cynthia Phillips -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Cynthia Phillip...

Life at the SETI Institute: Celebrating Science!

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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The SETI Institute Celebrates Science! By Gail Jacobs The SETI Institute, in Mountain View, California, had the pleasure of opening its doors t...

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Janice Bishop -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Janice Bishop g...

Life at the SETI Institute: Laurance Doyle, A Man of Many Firsts

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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Dr. Laurance Doyle is a true renaissance man who thrives on discovery. His passion is to immerse himself into scientific mysteries and go "where no man has gone before."