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SETI's Alien Search to Get Cash from New Start-Up

The cash-strapped SETI Institute is set to get money from a new start-up firm to aid in its search for alien life. Full story

Biggest search for E.T. yet to come

It was a vision of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence that was never meant to be. In 1971, NASA’s Ames Research Center, under the direction of two of SETI’s great heavyweights — Hewlett–Packard’s Barney Oliver and NASA’s Chief of Life Sciences, John Billingham — sponsored a three-month wor Full story

SETI to help US Air Force track space junk

A privately funded search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has pulled in its antenna horns a tad to help the U.S. Air Force gauge human-made space junk circling Earth. Full story

A new idea in search for alien 'footprints'

Any intelligent extraterrestrial life that exists probably won't announce itself by blowing up the White House, or win over the hearts of children as a lovable alien with a glowing finger. Many scientists simply hope to find evidence of them by scanning the skies for a radio signal from a distant st Full story

Alien-hunters add new super-Earths to their list

The recent rapid pace of discovery of "candidate planets" — distant worlds that seem suitable for life — make scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, hopeful that they could find alien signals within the next 15 years. Full story

Are we alone in the universe? Well, maybe

Scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) work under the assumption that there is, in fact, intelligent life out there to be found. A new analysis may crush their optimism. Full story

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Jill Tarter
Jill Tarter

SETI astronomer Jill Tarter looks to the skies from the radio dish that bears her name at the Allen Telescope Array in Northern California.


The best part of this type of search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, study is that the data may already be in hand.