Extraterrestrial LifeNew Search
What If Life On Earth Didn’t Start On Earth?
Oumuamua marks the first time humans have seen a visitor pass through our corner of the universe — renewing discussions of the origins of life, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
13.7: Cosmos & Culture, NPR
Alien Probe or Galactic Driftwood? SETI Tunes In to ‘Oumuamua
It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor.
How Will Humanity React to Alien Life? Psychologists Have Some Predictions.
People are receptive to tiny aliens, but they don’t think their neighbors will be.
Speaking of Science, The Washington Post
Exoplanet Hunters Rethink Search for Alien Life
Astronomers expand ideas of how chemistry and geology could affect chances for life on other worlds.
Should We Contact Aliens?
Three leading scientists debate.
METI’s First Message Is a Music Lesson for Aliens
The transmission, Sónar Calling GJ273b, explains Earth’s concept of music, from basic addition up.
A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life
Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.
The New York Times
Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate the Search for E.T.
SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.
60-Second Science, Scientific American
What Evolutionary Theory Can Teach Us About the Appearance of Aliens
Aliens are highly likely to undergo natural selection, shows new research.
Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035
Why the search for alien technology is about to get much more efficient.
Nearby Earth-Size Exoplanets May Have Water
Data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope suggests some of TRAPPIST-1’s worlds could be habitable.
Extraterrestrial Contact and Black Holes
A discussion about the most recent evidence of extraterrestrial life with Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy.
HIVE to THRIVE
How Do You Work Out If a Signal From Space Is a Message From Aliens?
Astronomers in Puerto Rico have picked up a signal from a faint star that’s not like anything they’ve seen before.
These Animals Can Survive Until the End of the Earth, Astrophysicists Say
Tardigrades are so tough that they’ll survive apocalyptic asteroids and gamma ray bursts, astrophysicists say. Biologists say nope.
The Washington Post
The Long Shot
More than two decades ago, a geologist traveled to Argentina to hunt for hidden craters. What he uncovered could change how we look for extraterrestrial life.
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