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Only One Way to Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Our earliest astronauts were test pilots; their selection followed strict criteria of age, gender, and flight experience that severely limited participation. Are we in danger of creating another exclusive group of spacefarers?

ETI, Satan and Salvation: An Alien in My Church Pew

Leona Foxx | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Leona Foxx

I'd welcome an alien in my church pew any Sunday, as an astrobiologist who is also a pastor. However, none have shown up as yet.

MYSTERY: Why Haven't Humans Discovered Intelligent Life?

waitbutwhy.com | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

We have no answer to the Fermi Paradox—the best we can do is “possible explanations.” And if you ask ten different scientists what their hunch i...

Aliens Almost Certainly Out There, Astronomers Tell Congress

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.22.2014 | Science

Aliens almost definitely exist. At least, that's what two astronomers told Congress this week, as they appealed for continued funding to research l...

Kepler 186f: Is It Inhabited?

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

A team of astronomers, after carefully combing data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, has finally nailed a world that might be similar to our own. But is it inhabited? Finding the answer is not easy.

After Snub, Sci-Fi Series May Inspire Dwarf Planet Names

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

While the naming gods have swatted away an attempt to christen one of Pluto's newfound moons "Vulcan," the "Star Trek" universe may still leave its m...

New Names Given To Dwarf Planet's Puny Moons

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

It's official! Two tiny moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto finally have new names: Styx and Kerberos. The International Astronomical Union — t...

Klingon Worlds

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

It seems that the frequency of planets able to support life is roughly one percent. In other words, a billion or more such worlds exist in our galaxy alone. That's a lot of acreage, and it takes industrial-strength credulity to believe it's all bleakly barren.

Lee Speigel

Want To Say Hello To An ET? Scientists Are Here To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.18.2013 | Weird News

Want to say hello to an ET? SETI scientists are here to help. People in Seattle and other parts of the Northwest recently weighed in on what they w...

Space Aliens Put ET Genetic Code In Our DNA Eons Ago, 2 Scientists Say

Lee Speigel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News

For those of us who wonder if earthlings are the only intelligent species in the Milky Way and beyond, try this theory on for size: Two scientists...

Understanding The Sound Of Space

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 04.26.2013 | Home
Ayodele Faiyetole

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoCould it be that the sound from a planetary body is a collective yearning of extraterrestrial intelligence living on such a body, and would it mean that we have to isolate each 'component' sound from its totality to effectively 'understand' what an extraterrestrial being is saying?

Alien Hunters Scan Skies For E.T. Signals

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 02/08/2013 08:06 PM EST on SPACE.com Intelligent alien life is likely relatively rare throughout our Milky Way gala...

Does Anyone Make 'It Gets Worse' Videos?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

It's time for some new predictions! Anything could happen in 2013. Who knows? Maybe the SETI project's radio telescopes will receive an alien transmission and pinpoint the source to that UFO hovering over Donald Trump's head.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Mario Livio | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The question of whether extraterrestrial life exists (and in particular "intelligent" ET life) is arguably one of the most intriguing questions today. The discovery of ET life would constitute a revolution rivaling the Copernican revolution in magnitude. Here is a brief status report.

PHOTOS: Volcanic Eruptions Seen On Faraway 'Pizza Moon'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 11/02/2012 11:03 AM EDT on SPACE.com A team of SETI astronomers have proved it's possible t...

Lee Speigel

Only Kooks See UFOs, Head U.K. Astronomer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.19.2012 | Weird News

Astronomers -- the men and women who study the stars, galaxies and beyond -- have an almost universal agreement that there's nothing of scientific int...

Science, UFOs and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 09.01.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I am gathering academics and members of the mainstream media to take a serious hard look at the phenomena in relation to other space mysteries.

Lee Speigel

Alien Invasion Won't Save U.S. Economy, Despite What Paul Krugman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.21.2012 | Weird News

Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman repeated his assertion this week that the United States could benefit economically if the government began pouri...

Extraterrestrial Habitats: Yet More Good News

Seth Shostak | Posted 08.14.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

Despite any inclination to believe yourself among the brightest bulbs around, new research indicates that even when the universe was considerably younger, there were heavy elements enough to spawn planets that could... spawn life.

Hollywood Gets Aliens All Wrong, Famed E.T. Hunter Says

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Despite what the movies tell us, any aliens that visit Earth probably won't ...

Audacious Space Initiative Aims To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/21/2012 05:34 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Star Trek's bold vision of the stars...

Government Psychic Spies and Extraterrestrials

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

In April, SRI International announced it will be taking over the management of the Allen Telescope Array, whose primary purpose is listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.

Lee Speigel

NASA's UFO Files TO Be Revealed On Science Channel Special

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 03.28.2012 | Weird News

Since the 1960s, when NASA astronauts first left the confines of Earth to begin exploration above and beyond our planet, their cameras have captured s...

Are We Alone?

Nick Sagan | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Nick Sagan

With so many places for life to exist, we may be closer to finding E.T. than ever before. Imagine what we'd glean from that encounter. How much more we'll come to know -- not only about life in the cosmos but also about ourselves.

SETI Institute Teams Up With Zooniverse to Empower Citizen Scientists in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SETI Institute | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science
SETI Institute

The launch of SETI Live opens the door for anyone to help search for intelligent life on other planets. For the first time ever, data being received by the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA will be made public so citizen scientists can scan it for potential signals.