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Seti's Hero The Hubble Space telescope



Current status of the deep space network

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NEW MODEL PREDICTS THAT WE’RE PROBABLY THE ONLY ADVANCED CIVILIZATION IN THE OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE



 
According to a new theory argued by Anders Sandberg, Eric Drexler and Toby Ord,
 the answer to the Fermi Paradox may be simple: humanity is alone in the Universe.
 Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC
 



 
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The Drake Equation, a mathematical formula for the probability of finding life
or advanced civilizations in the universe.
 Credit: University of Rochester
 

Where Are All The Aliens?




 
Fraser Cain
Published on Jun 20, 2013
In this short explainer video, Universe Today publisher investigates the riddle of the Fermi
 Paradox; if the Universe is big, and old, and there are countless habitable worlds, why do we
 see no evidence of life? Where are all the aliens?
 

Reports on the Fermi Paradox


That is not dead which can eternal lie:
the aestivation hypothesis for resolving Fermi's paradox(PDF)


Dissolving the Fermi Paradox Anders Sandberg, Eric Drexler and Toby Ord
Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University(PDF)


Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University






 
Frank Drake writing his famous equation on a white board.
  Credit: seti.org
 


 
Is anybody out there? Anybody at all?
Credit: UCLA SETI Group/Yuri Beletsky, Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory
 










Hunting Exoplanets - NASA INTRODUCTION BRIEF




 
Published on Apr 23, 2016
The search for near-Earth-size exoplanets is on.
 
Although 1000's of exoplanets have been discovered, few are near-Earth-size.
But that doesn't mean they don't exist.
 
Now, teams at JPL are working on creative new technologies to not only discover these elusive
planets but expand our search for signs of life beyond our solar system.
 
NASA 360 joins Stuart Shaklan of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as he discusses future of
exoplanet discovery.
 
To view the original full version talk from which this video was created
 please visit
 
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From SCOOP.IT
 
In the search for life beyond Earth, false alarms abound. Researchers have generally
considered, and rejected, claims ranging from a 1970s report of life on Mars to the 1990s
discovery of fossilized space microbes in a meteorite.
 
Now, inspired by the detection of thousands of planets beyond the Solar System, NASA has
started a fresh effort to learn how  to recognize extraterrestrial life. The goal is to
understand what gases alien life might produce and how Earth-bound astronomers might detect
such biosignatures in light passing through the atmospheres of planets trillions of
kilometers away (see Searching for alien life). The effort comes at a crucial time, as
astronomers grapple  with how to interpret exoplanet data from the next generation of telescopes.
 
Some scientists are working to understand how nature could produce archetypal biosignature
gases, such as oxygen, in the absence of living organisms. Others are trying to think as
expansively as possible about the types of biochemistry that could sustain life. "We could
fool ourselves into thinking a lifeless planet has life or we could be missing life because
we don't really understand the context of what could be produced on another planet",
says Sarah Rugheimer, an astronomer at the University of St Andrews, UK. Detecting a
biosignature gas is just the first step to understanding what could be happening on an exoplanet.
 
Each world has its own combination of physical and chemical factors that may or may not lead to
life, says Victoria Meadows, an astronomer at the University of Washington in Seattle. Planets
are hard, and we shouldn't think they are all going to be the same or reveal their secrets
very easily, she says. A planet's environment is key. Some Earth-sized planets orbit M dwarf
stars  the most common type of star in the Galaxy at the right distance to harbor liquid water.
But Meadows' collaborators have shown that photo-chemical reactions can send water into the
planet's atmosphere and then break off its hydrogen, which escapes into space. What's left
is a thick blanket of oxygen that might seem as if it came from living organisms, but results
from a run-away greenhouse effect.
 
Published July 26, 2016
Written by Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
 

NO, NASA (STILL) HAS NOT DISCOVERED PROOF OF ALIEN LIFE



Artist impression of an alien civilization. Image credit: CfA


NO, NASA (STILL) HAS NOT DISCOVERED PROOF OF ALIEN LIFE




Anonymous: NASA Is About to Announce the Discovery of Intelligent Alien Life Anonymous Global


Hearing- Advances in the Search for Life (EventID=105880)




 
Streamed live on Apr 26, 2017
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Advances in the Search for Life
 
Witnesses
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate,
	National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Dr. Adam Burgasser, Professor of Physics, University of California,
	San Diego and UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Science; Fulbright Scholar
Dr. James Kasting, Chair, Planning Committee,
	Workshop on the Search for Life Across Space and Time,
	National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine;
	Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
 
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NASA's Kepler space telescope was the first agency mission capable of
detecting Earth-size planets.
Credit: NASA/Wendy Stenzel
 

The Aericibo Message


Animations of the aericbo Message and a response(?) found as a crop circle



How to decipher the message
The Original 1974 message



 
What's this? this is the original speculative message sent out in November 1974 and the
 response(?) found as a crop glyph in southern England.
 


 
The Arecibo Message is Answered by Aliens in a Mind Blowing Crop Circle! The Arecibo message
was beamed into space a single time (not repeated) via frequency modulated radio waves at a
ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope on 16 November 1974.
 

An analysis of the aericobo RESPONSE


Types of Civilizations-
The Kardashev scale



 
The Kinds of Advanced Alien Civilizations (infographic)
 


 
Futurism saved to Infographics
Alien or Natural: Strangest Sounds & Signals Detected from Space Space is filled with noise;
 inaudible frequencies of radiation that carry the secrets of the universe.
 The question is, are they alien or are they natural?
 

some clarification should be made as to what SETI and METI
are all about and what sets them apart.


 
The term METI was coined by Russian scientist Alexander Zaitsev, who sought to draw a
 distinction between SETI and METI.
 
As he explained in a 2006 paper on the subject:
The science known as SETI deals with searching for messages from aliens.
METI science deals with the creation of messages to aliens.
 Thus, SETI and METI proponents have quite different perspectives. SETI scientists are in a
 position to address only the local question - does Active SETI make sense? In other words,
 would it be reasonable, for SETI success, to transmit with the object of attracting ETI's
 attention?
 
 In contrast to Active SETI, METI pursues not a local and lucrative impulse, but a more global
 and unselfish one to overcome the Great Silence in the Universe, bringing to our
 extraterrestrial neighbors the long-expected annunciation - You are not alone!
 

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT COULD POINT THE WAY TO LIFE THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE
AND HOW IT CAN HURT CREATION OF LIFE



 
Artist's impression of how the surface of a planet orbiting a red dwarf star may appear.
 The planet is in the habitable zone so liquid water exists. However, low levels of ultraviolet
 radiation from the star have prevented or severely impeded chemical processes thought to be
 required for life to emerge. This causes the planet to be devoid of life.
 Credit: M. Weiss/CfA
 


 
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting a red dwarf star.
 Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser
 


 
Artist's impression of the surface of the planet Proxima B orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima
 Centauri. The double star Alpha Centauri AB is visible to the upper right of Proxima itself.
 Credit: ESO
 


 
Artist's impression of a sunset seen from the surface of an Earth-like exoplanet.
 Credit:ESO/L. Calada
 

WHAT IS THE TRANSIT METHOD?



 
Transit Photometry, which detects planets by measuring small changes in a star's lightcurve,
is the most widely-used means of exoplanet detection.
Credit: NASA/Tim Pyle
 




 
Artist's impression of an extra-solar planet transiting its star.
Credit: QUB Astrophysics Research Center
 



Number of extrasolar planet discoveries per year through
September 2014, with colors indicating method of detection
radial velocity (blue),
transit (green),
timing (yellow),
direct imaging (red),
microlensing (orange).
Credit: Public domain



 
NASA's Kepler space telescope was the first agency mission
capable of detecting Earth-size planets.
Credit: NASA/Wendy Stenzel
 

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This section for Digital Orrery's of exo solar systems!


Spinning Worlds: Orrery of Kepler's Exoplanets,
by Nancy Atkinson on December 1, 2015














 
Published on Nov 30, 2015
 
All of the Kepler multi-planet systems (1705 planets in 685 systems as of 24 November 2015)
on the same scale as the Solar System (the dashed lines). The size of the orbits are all to
 scale, but the size of the planets are not. For example, Jupiter is actually 11x larger than
 Earth, but that scale makes Earth-size planets almost invisible (or Jupiters annoyingly large).
 
The orbits are all synchronized such that Kepler observed a planet transit every time it hits
an angle of 0 degrees (the 3 o'clock position on a clock).
 
Planet colors are based on their approximate equilibrium temperatures, as shown in the legend.
Source code to make your own can be found here:
 
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Kepler Orrery II




 
Uploaded on Feb 28, 2012
 
Visualization of the planetary systems discovered by Kepler (Batalha et al.), i.e. those
targets with more than one transiting object.
 
There are 885 planet candidates in 361 systems, doubling the number of systems in the
original Kepler Orrery.
 
In this video,
 
* orbits are to scale with respect to each other, and planets are to scale with respect to each
  other (a different scale from the orbits).
  
* The colors are in order of semi-major axis. Two-planet systems (242 in all) have a yellow
  outer planet; 3-planet (85) green, 4-planet (25) light blue, 5-planet (8) dark blue, 6-planet
  (1, Kepler-11) purple.
  
* At the end of the video the catalog numbers appear (Kepler Object of Interest, KOI).
 
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Remix this video
 

Kepler Orrery of small systems




 
Uploaded on Feb 3, 2011
 
All the multiple-planet systems discovered by Kepler as of 2/2/2011;
orbits go through quarters Q0-Q2.
 
Hot colors to Cool colors (Red to yellow to green to cyan to blue to gray)
are Big planets to Smaller planets, relative to the other planets in the system.
 
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Kepler Orrery IV




 
Published on Nov 30, 2015
All of the Kepler multi-planet systems (1705 planets in 685 systems as of 24 November 2015)
on the same scale as the Solar System (the dashed lines). The size of the orbits are all
to scale, but the size of the planets are not. For example, Jupiter is actually 11x larger
than Earth, but that scale makes Earth-size planets almost invisible (or Jupiters annoyingly
 large). The orbits are all synchronized such that Kepler observed a planet transit every
 time it hits an angle of 0 degrees (the 3 o'clock position on a clock).
 
Planet colors are based on their approximate equilibrium temperatures, as shown in the legend.
 
 Source code to make your own can be found here
 
The previous version (Kepler Orrery III by Dan Fabrycky) can be seen here:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZVv...
 
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This section for MISC/RESOURCES


Current status of the deep space network











Here are Seti Resources from Sky and Telescope Magazine!!




And here is Peter Lawson's Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News site

Here is an instrument to detect planets from the Earth's surface:
Astronomical Multiple BEam Recombiner (AMBER)

Here is a great effort it's Jupiter space station.org!!!!

Here is an informational web site on astronomical information
It's Solstation.com Information on Astronomy

Here is an article on the Standard Big Bang Theory

A Philosophical Take on the big Bang The Big Bang again

Here is a source for some real evidence it's Transit Search.org!

Yet another set of The Extra Terestrial Intelligence Links!

believe it or not somebody is using the optical band Optical Seti !!!

here is the site of one the great SETI observatories Ohio State's Big Ear organization

Somebody allegedly discovered a good seti signal University of Indiana seti statement





Here is The Contact Project

Here is a research project on Mars its NASA Houghton Project

Here is Arthur C Clarke's Mars research

Click here for The Mars Bugs Site

Here is the web site for the Very Large array in New Mexico The VERY LARGE ARRAY SITE

A new seti resource send a message to New Horizon's Memory bank!



This sub section for seti.net material



Here is something new.... Seti net

Here is Seti Nets BLOG PAGE!!

Here is seti net's
Sky MAIN PAGE

HERE IS SETI net's The Sky Over SETI Net


Here is Seti net's audio spectral analysis




And Seti neti nets small spectral analysis




AND Seti nets current status

Lauralee's talk show

This site is the encyclopedia of planets The extra solar Planetary Encyclopedia

Here is the companion It's the Extra solar net!

You also need to know where you are now!!! The US Coast Guard GPS site

Another web site to help you explore the universe! STARGATE ORGANIZATION

An organization in the Philadelphia PA area to help you explore The Phialdelphia Area Space Allaince

Great Britain's UK SETI Research Network Patron: Professor Martin Rees
The UK SETI Research Network is a group of UK academics at a number of institutions who are
active in the field of the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
Its purpose is to promote academic SETI activity in the UK


Click here for Drake Equation calculator

Here is BBC's Drake equation calculator


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The Exoplanets section has been moved to it's own page Click here!


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This section for SPECULATION



InfoGraphic - Where are all the Aliens???



Where Are All The Aliens?




 
Published on Jun 20, 2013
 
In this short explainer video, Universe Today publisher investigates the riddle of the
Fermi Paradox; if the Universe is big, and old, and there are countless habitable worlds,
why do we see no evidence of life? Where are all the aliens?
 

Dan Werthimer at Cal Day: Are We Alone? SETI@home and the Search for ET





The Accompanying Seti Poster



Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there - get ready




 
Published on Jul 15, 2015
 
SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next
 twenty-four years, or he'll buy you a cup of coffee.
 
At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the
 breakthrough so likely and forecasts how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced
 than ours might affect us here on Earth. (Filmed at TEDxSanJoseCA.)
 
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference,
 where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or
 less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business,
 global issues, the arts and much more.
 
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages
Follow TED news on Twitter:
Like TED on Facebook
Subscribe to our channel
 
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This site for Quantum entanglement from Australia!!!

This site dedicated to Interstellar Probes Theory

Here is Interstellar probes links page

Click here for Worm Holes!

For a more speculative look at worm holes Speculate on Worm holes

Click here Where are the ets?????


Here is the web site of the American Museum of Natural history Seti Exibit!

Here is another site with UFO/ET etc. data Ellie's World - Crystalinks.com!

Nocola Tesla searched for ET here is Teslas' Patent list on CD ROM

Here is a Speculative Blog



A good possibility of Habitable Planets?



 
The nearby triple star system Gliese 667, taken on June 29, 2013.
 Credit and copyright: Efrain Morales, Jaicoa Observatory, Puerto Rico.
 
Here is a great new observation of the triple star system Gliese 667 from astrophotographer
 Efrain Morales of the Jaicoa Observatory in Puerto Rico.
 
 Recently, one of the stars, 667 C was found to have perhaps seven planets orbiting it!
 If all seven planets are confirmed, the system would consist of three habitable-zone
 super-Earths, two hot planets further in, and two cooler planets further out. Scientists say
 that the ?f? planet is ?a prime candidate for habitability.?
 

Living on Kepler 186F?????




Living on an Alien Planet: Exoplanet Kepler-186f (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics
Artist Chart speculates about conditions on Kepler-186f, a planet of another star.


Anybody out there??



Maybe the Aliens Aren't Hiding, they're Sleeping, Waiting for the Universe to Get Better




A new study has offered a new take on the Fermi Paradox - alien civilizations are not visible
to us because they are sleeping. Credit and Copyright: Kevin M. Gill


Where Are All The Aliens?




 
Published on Jun 20, 2013
In this short explainer video, Universe Today publisher investigates the riddle of the Fermi
 Paradox; if the Universe is big, and old, and there are countless habitable worlds,
 why do we see no evidence of life? Where are all the aliens?
 



Artist's conception of city lights on an alien planet.
Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)




Ever since it was first announced in 2015, there has been speculation as to what could
account for the dimming of KIC 8462852. Credit:


Are Intelligent Civilizations Doomed?




 
Published on Aug 25, 2014
 
One answer to the Fermi Paradox is the idea of the Great Filter; the possibility that
 something wipes out 100% of intelligent civilizations. That's why we've never discovered any
 aliens... they're all dead. Is that our future too?
 



Changing the atmosphere is daunting, but something we know we can do.




This section for Michio Kaku



HERE is his main webiste MKAKU.org
AND here is article on The Physics of extraterrestrial civilizations


SETI talk leads to confrontation over nature of extraterrestrial life (Video)?




 
A lecture given by SETI scientist, Dr. Jill Tarter at the Paramount Theater in
 Charlottesville, Virginia on Monday night October 27th saw some uncomfortable moments when an
 audience member confronted the celebrated astronomer with notions that the organization was
 involved in a cover-up of what he thought was the reality of an extraterrestrial presence on
 planet Earth. SETI is an acronym for a group of radio astronomers meaning: The Search for
 Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.
 


 
This artist concept illustrates how two large, planet-sized objects could collide to create
 clumps of material in orbit around a star. They'd also create a lot of dust, which would glow
 in infrared light, something not seen around the Kepler star.
 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
 

Astrophysicist Rene Heller Sets Alien Binary Code Test - Could You Crack It?
What is the typical body height of our interstellar counterparts?



 
The challenge is as follows: This is a call for a fun scientific challenge.
 
Suppose a telescope on Earth receives a series of pulses from a fixed, unresolved source
 beyond the solar system. The source is a star about 50 light years from Earth. The pulses are
 in the form of short/long signals and they are received in a very narrow band around an
 electromagnetic frequency of 452.12919 MHz.
 
A computer algorithm identifies the artificial nature of the pulses. It turns out the pulses
 carry a message. The pulses signify binary digits. Suppose further that you were, by
 whatsoever reason, put in charge of decoding this message. If you successfully decrypted the
 message, you should be able to answer the following questions:
 
1. What is the typical body height of our interstellar counterparts?
2. What is their typical lifetime?
3. What is the scale of the devices they used to submit their message?
4. Since when have they been communicating interstellar?
5. What kind of object do they live on?
6. How old is their stellar system?
 
The competition closes on 3 June, 2016
.

X-RAY STUDY SHOWS OLDER STARS MAY BE MORE SUPPORTIVE TO LIFE



 
A study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton suggests X-rays
emitted by a planet's host star may provide critical clues to how hospitable a star system
 could be. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
 


The Chandra Xray observatory's youtube channel




This artist's impression shows the magnetar in the very rich and young
star cluster Westerlund 1. Credit: ESO/L. Calada


A Quick Look at GJ 176




 
Scientists are using X-rays to determine the hospitability of stars for life on exoplanets.
 Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton were used to study 24 stars
 like our Sun that were at least one billion years old. They found these older stars had lower
 levels of X-rays and hence magnetic activity than other types of stars.
This relatively calm is good news for life trying to form on planets around these stars.
 Astronomers will continue to look at different properties, including X-rays, to assess
 the best place to look for life outside our Solar System.
 
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HOW BADLY WILL HUMANITY FREAK OUT IF WE DISCOVER ALIEN LIFE?




The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) listens for
radio signals from other civilizations. In this image,
radio-telescopes in SETI's Allen Telescope Array (ATA) are hard
at work with the Milky Way in the background.
Image: SETI




Martian meteorite ALH84001 was found in Antarctica in 1984 by a
group of meteorite hunters from the US. Scientists who studied
it suggested that it contained evidence of ancient Martian
microbial life. Image: By Jstuby at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,




Electron microscope images of the Martian meteorite ALH84001
showed chain-like structures that resembled living structures.
Image: NASA




The authors of the study wanted to find out how people would
react to the discovery of alien life, and to the discovery of
potentially habitable exoplanets which might harbor life. In
this artist's illustration, exoplanets orbit a young, red
dwarf star. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec


Are We The First Advanced Civilization in The Solar System?




 
Humans are believed to be the most technologically advanced civilization that’s ever set foot
 on Earth, or really anywhere in the Solar System. But are we the first? Could there have been
 an advanced civilization that walked the Earth millions or even billions of years ago,
 and then died out long ago, their technology and structures lost to the eons.
And how could we know?
 
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PRIOR INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGICAL SPECIES(PDF)



The Silurian Hypothesis: Would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record? (PDF)




On the likelihood of non-terrestrial artifacts in the Solar System (PDF)


HOW AN ADVANCED CIVILIZATION COULD STOP DARK ENERGY FROM PREVENTING THEIR FUTURE EXPLORATION




This illustration shows the evolution of the Universe, from the Big Bang on the left,
to modern times on the right. Image: NASA


HOW AN ADVANCED CIVILIZATION COULD STOP DARK ENERGY FROM PREVENTING THEIR FUTURE EXPLORATION




 
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Illustration showing the Lamba Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) model, which indicates how
the influence of dark energy has led to an accelerated rate of cosmic expansion.
 Credit: Wikipedia Commons/Alex Mittelmann
 

When Will We Be a Type III Civilization? Controlling All The Energy of the Milky Way





 
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What Is A Dyson Sphere?




 
Published on Sep 19, 2013
 
A Dyson Sphere is a megastructure that could be built around a star to harness all the solar
 energy it gives off.
 
In this video we talk about the different kinds of Dyson Spheres, Dyson Clouds and other
 megastructures that could be built - and how we might even detect them from Earth.
 


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This section for origins of life


This section for speculations on the origins of life



Click here for:
Creating something from nothing???

Here is the article for creationists:
New scientist's creationist article

Here is the web site for another theory on the origins of life:
The Panspermia Theory

Complex Molecules:
In Space? Panspermia???





Looking for Life? Follow the water!!!!


This Model Of Earth's Giant Impacts Makes Us Wonder How Life Arose: Read more:




 
In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up,
the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery in this model.
The map that you see above shows a scenario for where researchers believe asteroids
 struck our planet about four billion to 4.5 billion years ago, which is very early in the
 Earth's five-billion-year history.
 


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Organic Chemicals discovered around a distant star



 
Ann Yin
 
Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System:
 Hints that Prebiotic Chemistry Is Universal
 
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), reveals that the protoplanetary disk
 surrounding the million-year-old star MWC 480 is brimming with methyl cyanide (CH3CN), a
 complex carbon-based molecule. Both this molecule and its simpler cousin hydrogen cyanide
 (HCN) were found in the cold outer reaches of the star�s newly formed disk, in a region
 that astronomers believe is analogous to our own Kuiper Belt -- the realm of icy
 planetesimals and comets beyond Neptune.
 

Magnetic Field Was Critical for Life on the Early Earth
Source: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics



 
Magnetic field on a terrestrial planet
 HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS
 
Nearly four billion years ago, life arose on Earth. Life appeared because our planet had a
 rocky surface, liquid water, and a blanketing atmosphere. But life thrived thanks to another
 necessary ingredient: the presence of a protective magnetic field.
 

Life Beyond Earth





Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search
for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.



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This section for communicating with Aliens


ARE ALIENS COMMUNICATING WITH NEUTRINO BEAMS?




One of the Daya Bay detectors.
CREDIT: Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Communicating Across the Cosmos (Morris Jones)




 
Published on Nov 11, 2014
 
A Journalistic Perspective on SETI-Related Message Composition
 
The selection of content for SETI-related communications (sometimes known as CETI, for
 Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in deep space has been orchestrated
 largely by scientists and other academics. But human civilization largely chronicles its
 own activities through journalism and the mass media. The potential contributions of a
 journalistic perspective to SETI-related message composition are generally ignored. This
 paper examines how criteria of perception and reportage practiced by journalism could
 influence SETI-related communications.
 
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For further reading (METI.org)


METI's Mission


NASA REPORT ON ALIEN COMMUNICATIONS


NASA's REPORT ON ALIEN COMMUNICATION


Researchers Just Scanned 14 Worlds From the Kepler Mission for "Technosignatures",
Evidence of Advanced Civilizations"




A team of astronomers from UCLA searched for "technosignatures" in the Kepler field data.
Credit and Copyright: Danielle Futselaar




The UCLA SETI Group banner, featuring a photo of the central region of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Credit: Yuri Beletsky/Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory




 
UCLA students describe their experience collecting and analyzing data from a large radio
 telescope to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.Authored by Kevin Lu, filmed by
 Emmanuel Masongsong, and featuring the UCLA Spring 2017 SETI class.
 
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The Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest, fully-steerable telescope,
 which is currently being used in a new SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
 attempt to look for possible alien radio signals from Tabby's Star.
 Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF
 



Spring 2016 UCLA SETI class with Larry Lesyna. Credit: UCLA


IF WE RECEIVE A MESSAGE FROM ALIENS, SHOULD WE DELETE IT WITHOUT READING IT?




Photo of the central region of the Milky Way
Credit: UCLA SETI Group/Yuri Beletsky, Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory




Frank Drake writing his famous equation on a white board.
Credit:




The Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico was the site of NASA's
High Resolution Microwave Survey, a search for extraterrestrial radio messages.
Credit: US NSF




Voyager included a golden record with images and sounds of Earthly life recorded on it
just in case. Credit: NASA




The Wow! signal represented as 6EQUJ5.
Credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory/NAAPO



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This section for OSERVATORIES




The following section are helps to explore for EBEs!!!!




This is the site for the Second Largest Radio Telescope in the world
The ARECIBO Radio Observatory

Here is the site for a large Optical site
The European Southern Observatory

Here is the sub page for
Very Long interferometer

Here is
The Allen telscope array


THE ALLEN TELESCOPE ARRAY



THE GREENBANK OBSERVATORY




The Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia will soon become
the premier instrument for SETI.CREDIT: (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Read more



AND here is LOFAR - the Low Frequency Array
This telescope opens up a new window on the Universe by observing at very low radio
frequencies (10-240 MHz).

In south africa: The Square Kilometer Array





Giant Radio Telescope Could Detect E.T.'s Call
by Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor
September 17, 2015 07:31am ET!



 
An artist's impression of the completed Square Kilometer Array, which will be constructed
 in South Africa and Western Australia.
Credit: SKA Organisation
 
A huge telescope array will allow scientists to conduct the most sensitive and exhaustive
 search for signs of alien civilizations to date when it comes online,
 the project's backers say.
 


Here is the Kepler Mission Observatory




Astronomers Eavesdrop On Nearby Star System To Find Aliens



 
Scientists are doing everything they could to find proof of living aliens, even eavesdropping.
 (Image used for representation only.) bertomic / Pixabay CC BY 1.0
 
 Researchers on a hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence have reportedly taken the help of a
 powerful radio telescope to tune in to a neighboring star system, which is located relatively
 near to our planet. The aim of the scientists is to detect any sound, howsoever weak, that
 could signal the existence of an alien civilization. Astronomers from the SETI Institute used
 the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) in California to eavesdrop on Trappist 1, a red dwarf star
 system that has at least three habitable exoplanets to see if it is transmitting radio waves.
 Last year Kepler had detected a mysterious transit signal from a star known as Tabby's star,
 officially called KIC 8462852. The transit, which basically measures the dimness in the
 brightness of a star when a planet orbits it, was nothing like ever seen before because the
 brightness dimmed by 20 percent. Scientists were puzzled by the occurrence, and suggested
 that a swarm of comets may have been the cause of the strange signal.
 



A planned obseratory To search for ET using Infrared

The Lick Observatory Expands its role in SETI!!!!


This sub-section for possible Air Force Research into SETI?




Here is The Air Force's Starfire Optical Range

AND Here is the Starfire Optical Range's Links Page


Dishdance, a tribute to radio telescopes
This new and beautiful video called Dishdance is part of project Skyglow.
It's a beautiful timelapse medley of radio astronomy facilities.




 
NOTE TO OUR READERS: When this video was released earlier today, it featured the voice of the
 late Carl Sagan speaking about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Carl
 Sagan folks Druyan-Sagan Associates in Ithaca, New York have asked that the voiceover be
 removed and want 6-8 weeks to evaluate whether it can be included here. Maybe Sagan's voice
 will return to enhance this video, but, in the meantime, enjoy it. It's still an awesome video.
 
This morning, video producer Gavin Heffernan dropped EarthSky a note, saying:
 enclosed is a link to DISHDANCE, a SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] tribute
 and timelapse medley of radio astronomy facilities This timelapse was filmed as part of
  our ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and
 dangers of urban light pollution
 in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America.
 This video was shot by my Skyglow partner Harun Mehmedinovic (www.Bloodhoney.com) and myself
 (SunchaserPictures.com).
 
More credits:
Music by Tom Boddy, music track Thoughtful Reflections.
Edited by: Harun Mehmedinovic
Dishdance was filmed at Very Large Array Observatory in New Mexico, Owens Valley Observatory
 in California, and Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia
 



A radio dish at Owens Valley Observatory in Owens Valley California.
Credit and copyright: Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan.


The Sky net Observatory Network




SETI has new eyes on the skies Researchers resume the Search for
ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence by using the precursor to the SKA



 
An Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope tile photographed with
 a "breakaway" hill in the background. Image: MWA
 
The first modern Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment at low radio
 frequencies is underway, as researchers utilise the capabilities of the Murchison Widefield
 Array (MWA) to search the skies for the tell-tale signs of an advanced civilisation.
 
SETI experiments using radio telescopes first started in 1960 when Cornell University
 astronomer Frank Drake used the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia to examine two
 nearby stars. Since then a number of programmes, such as the Million-channel ExtraTerrestrial
 Assay (META) programme and SERENDIP (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from
 Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) plus offshoots of this experiment, have continued
 to search the skies ever since.
 

A Pdf report on the Murchison Wide Field Array Experiment


Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals, Study Claims
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer
October 28, 2016 01:15pm ET



 
A study published in October 2016 reported the detection of odd light pulses coming from 234
 of 2.5 million stars observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's 2.5-meter telescope
 in New Mexico (pictured here). These pulses are consistent with signals that intelligent
 aliens might produce, the study authors claimed.
 
Credit: SDSS/Fermilab Visual Media Services/NASA
 
Strange pulses of cosmic light might be signals from hundreds of different alien civilizations
 or just the latest false alarm in the tortuous search for ET. This month, astrophysicists
 Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, both from Laval University in Quebec, announced that they
 had spotted mysterious light signals coming from 234 different stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
 These pulses match the profile of signals that Borra, in a 2012 paper, predicted intelligent
 aliens might use to get our attention, the authors wrote.
 


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EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGIN OF FAST RADIO BURST (FRB) PHENOMENON CONFIRMED


'Aliens?!' How the News Will Spread in a Digital Age October 29, 2016 | Article



 
CSIRO's (commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization) Parkes radio telescope in
 Australia spotted the first signs of a FRB (Fast Radio Burst) Follow-up observations
 identified its location and host galaxy, the first determination for an FRB.
Credit: CSIRO
 



Artist's impression shows three bright red flashes depicting fast radio bursts far beyond the Milky Way, appearing in the constellations Puppis and Hydra, above the Mongolo radio telescope in Australia.
Credit: James Josephides/Mike Dalley.




Gemini composite image of the field around FRB 121102, the only repeating FRB discovered so far.
Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF/NRC.



Here is the pdf on The BURST project will perform deep FRB searches with MOSTS's wide field-of-view and nearly constant single pulse searches of the radio sky.



OCTOBER 17, 2018 BY MATT WILLIAMS
Australian astronomers have been able to double the number of mysterious fast radio bursts
discovered so far



Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have become a major focus of research in the past decade. In radio astronomy, this phenomenon refers to transient radio pulses coming from distant cosmological sources, which typically last only a few milliseconds on average. Since the first event was detected in 2007 (the “Lorimer Burst”), thirty four FRBs have been observed, but scientists are still not sure what causes them.




Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they? Where do they come from? Astronomers have no idea. Sponsored by the .space domain name. Go to and use the code "GUIDETOSPACE" to get a domain for $2.99. Sign up to my weekly email newsletter: Support us at:Support us at: : More stories at Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Like us on Facebook: Google+ - Instagram - Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / frasercain@gmail.com /Karla Thompson - @karlaii Chad Weber - Chloe Cain - Instagram: @chloegwen2001

Artist’s impression of CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope observing ‘fast radio bursts’ in ‘fly’s eye mode’. Credit: OzGrav, Swinburne University of Technology.




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The Famous WOW signal!


The "WOW!" SIGNAL WAS "WAIT FOR IT" COMETS????




The Wow! signal recorded on August 15, 1977. The ones, twos and threes indicate weak background noise. Letters, especially those closer to the end of the alphabet, represent stronger signals. The 6EQUJ5 is read from top to bottom (see graph below) and shows the signal rising from “6” to €œU” before dropping back down to “5”.
Credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO)




The Big Ear Observatory, on the grounds of Ohio Wesleyan University, operated from 1963-1998.
It was part of Ohio State University's long-running Search for Extraterrestrial (SETI) program.
The observatory was torn down in 1998 to make room for a golf course.
Credit: Bigear.org / NAAPO




Plot of signal strength vs time of the Wow! signal on August 15, 1977.
The signal rose and fell during the 72 seconds observation window.
Credit: Maksim Rossomakhin




On August 15, 1977, periodic comets 266P/Christensen and 335P/Gibbs would have both been very close
to the narrow swath of sky south of Chi Sagittarii where the Wow! signal was received. Could they be implicated?
Diagram: Bob King, source: Stellarium




Image of the full page of the computer printout that contains the Wow! signal.
Credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American AstroPhysical Observatory (NAAPO)



Here is the famous W O W Signal








A Graphical analysis of the wow signal




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This section for Searching for Life On MARS




Here is the web site For George Noory's Coast to coast radio program

This site for the face on Mars It's Electric Warrior on the face on Mars!



This section for Richard Hoagland and MARS




Here is his enterprise Mission web site: ENTERPRISE MISSION.COM

This site is the quick ref site for Mars Observer: MGS QUICKREF

another mars site: Oblivion net's mars' page

NASA's site for it's Century 21 proposed flights:
Nasa's new millenium flight program
for finding monuments of long-ago alien races on the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere

 
Of course, there are whole websites devoted to arguing the case for
 long-lost civilizations on the deserts of Mars, complete with
 heavily re-processed photos that owe more to the imagination of
 contemporary humans than to the ingenuity of extraterrestrial
 architects and engineers. Yet there is also some serious and well
 considered work being done in the field of what has been called SETA
 (Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts).
 


Mark Carlotto's expert analyses of the Cydonia site

Looking for life on mars? Then start here for Google's mars map search!



New Mars Images from early April 2014 from Coast to coast AM .com!!!













Two animations the new mars Images from Early April 2014 from Coast to coast AM .com!!
.










Leg Bone on Mars - Mars Curiosity Anomalies 2014
.




 
By Afza Fathima| August 21, 2014 1:09 PM EST
 
UFO watchers have found a bone on Mars, claimed Chron.com.
 It appears to be like a thigh bone.
 
This report comes after claims on recent sightings of UFO. None of the National Aeronautic and
 Space Administration scientists have spoken about it, but the news has been going viral. In
 photos taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover by NASA, one of them shows a mysterious bone on the
 Red Planet.
 


 
The object certainly resembles a fossilized femur, but the odds that it's anything other than
 a weird-looking rock are, well, astronomical.
 
Over the years, people eyeing pictures from Mars have claimed to have seen everything from an
 iguana to a finger to weird faces. But NASA hasn't been too impressed.
 


Mars Curiosity Zapping a rock with it's laser August 2014




 
Video Caption: The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock (starting at :17) result from
 the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock.
 
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
 
ChemCam is used to determine the composition of Martian rocks and soils at a distance of up to
 25 feet (8 meters) yielding preliminary data for the scientists and engineers to decide if a
 target warrants up close investigation and in rare cases sampling and drilling activities.
 


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This section for CHARTS


Here is a map of the most promising signals (yellow squares)




Here is a sky chart of exoplanets





Here is the web site of the American Museum of Natural History Seti Exibit!

Here is another site with UFO/ET etc. data Ellie's World - Crystalinks.com!

Nocola Tesla searched for ET here is Teslas' Patent list on CD ROM


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This section for NASA/ASTROBIOLOGY information


BIOSPHERE 2 Experiment




The Biosphere 2 project is an attempt to simulate Mars-like conditions on Earth.
Credit: Science Photo Library



NASA Has a resource it's The NASA Planetary Data System

To get to the EBEs we need breakthroughs in Physics! Nasa's Breakthrough Physics site

Want a piece of a comet? Then visit Nasa's stardust project


Here is a Seti website sponsored by NASA it's
Astrobiology Magazine Search for Life in the Universe.




astrobio net!

Here is a Magazine on seti!!!!! ASTROBIOLOGY MAGAZINE!

Here is NASA's ames research astrobiology center

Click here for Astrobiology related links

Here is NASA's Planetquest site

ANOTHER NASA RELATED SITE The NASA Center for Computational Astrobiology

And another NASA Site: NASA's astrobiology institute

Here is the California academy of Science Life on Earth

AND Carelton's extremeophile web site

Here is solstation's Habitable zone page

Click here for Solstation's main page

This page for Austrailian Astrology/Cosmobiology site

This is NASA's Exploring for neighboring systems Nasa's solar system exploration program

This NASA site supports The Mars Global Surveyor Project Mars Global Surveyor


This subsection for NASA's Planetquest




Here is NASA's Planet QUEST FOR ANOTHER EARTH main page

And here for Nasa's Astroventure web site

Click here for PLANET QUEST SEARCH FOR ANOTHER EARTH's Link Page

Here is the subpage for The Keck Interferometer

AND here for NASA's Virtual planet Labortory!

You can get The latest on Pioneer 10


Both have a plaque which I have some blurb about at




Pioneer Plaque info

What about the Voyagers? CLICK HERE

Voyager 2, Information

Here is The Voyager Record

And what about future interstellar spacecraft? THE DAEDALUS PROPOSAL

And here JPL OUTREACH

Here is Nasa's Origins program

Here are multi spectral views of the Milky Way to start your search Nine Views of the MilkyWay!

another site is Terrestial Planet finder

Here is JPL's Space Interferometry Mission


Starspot images give insights into early sun



 
Astronomers have taken a close-up time lapse image of the fast-rotating star zeta Andromedae.
 Starspots can be seen clearly.
 
Credit: Rachael Roettenbacher, John Monnier, et al.
 
Astronomers at the University of Michigan have taken close-up pictures of a nearby star that
 show starspots, sunspots outside our solar system. The researchers have used a technique
 called interferometry to build essentially the first time lapse of zeta Andromedae across one
 of its 18-day rotations. Zeta Andromedae is about 181 light-years away in the northern
 constellation Andromeda.
 
 A paper on the findings is published in the current issue of Nature.
  See more
 

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This section for AMATUER Seti




This site describes a possible seti project





Seti at Home Radio transmissions!





Follow The searching of the Allen Telescope Array!







Here is a site for Amatuer seti!!!!

Another amatuer effort It's spectrashift.com!!

Here is Space.com's Search for life page

Here is PBS' origins/SETI page

Here is the star Wars Site The Science of the Star Wars Movies

Here is a European Web site It's INTERSETI.COM

Here is a new British Effort it's The Super Wide Angle Search for
Planets (Superwasp)


AND here for The Open Seti Initiative

And here for Team Seti

You can down load a seti search program under LInux Seti Search.ORG

Here is Do it your self planet hunting

Upload your light curves to The Exoplanet Transit Database




It's seti live!





A new effort for amatuers it's
Seti live.org similar to the zoo search and classify sites

This site is big jumping off point for the seti search SETI Jumping off point

You can get a sneak preview of my next book, "
The Universal Book of Astronomy," including the cover art

Jeffery Bnnett's book Beyond UFOS!!!

Jeffery's Bennett's home page

Jeffery Bennet's Big Kid Science web page






Here are Plamikenet types


Click here for
Chart of EXO-PLANETS


Click here for
Mike Matessa's exoplanets chart


MIKE's Inter stellar communications...




This section for David Darling




This is a starting point for seti explorations its
David Darling PHD's SETI and Misc Sicience Resource site

David Darling's Discussion Bulletin Board



Highlights from David darling's #12E-letter



due to blast off from Baikonur Cosmodrome on June 2 for arrival in Martian orbit on December 26.
It carries the miniature lander Beagle 2


Exoarchaeology has roots stretching back before the mid-twentieth century.



Percival Lowell's canals

had they been real, could easily have been the relic of a dead or dying Martian civilization. Earlier, Franz Gruithuisen



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This section for Seti Institute



a brand new site it's Seti Quest.org!!!


The seti institute


This site is for the Seti-League in Northern New Jersey





The Seti League

Here is the seti-league's new WEB based Journal



The Serious search for Intelligent Life in the Universe



Another location is the Seti Institute where you can obtain some real technical information!!!!!!


The Seti Institute In California



Do Any Exoplanets Have Intelligent Occupants? (SETIcon 2)




 
Jon M. Jenkins - Jon is the Analysis Lead for Kepler, which means that he heads up a group of
 about two dozen scientists and programmers who designed and built the software that makes
 this dramatic search for other worlds possible. With a brightness precision of 20 parts per
 million, Kepler should be able to discover planets that are the same size as the rocky,
 inner orbs of our own solar system. By making an inventory of such worlds, Kepler will answer
 one of the most intriguing questions in astrobiology:
 are Earth-size planets abundant or rare?
 

Revised scale of significance of ET detection published




 
A group of SETI astronomers led by Duncan Forgan, and including myself and BSRC director
 Andrew Siemion, has published a revised version of the Rio Scale . The Rio Scale is designed
 to predict the public impact a signal would have, like the Richter scale does for
 earthquakes. The prior version of the Rio scale, in addition to being rarely used, tended to
 overestimate the impact of low quality or low significance reports of detection.
 
Now all we have to do is convince other SETI astronomers and the press to use it.
 

Article from Wired Magazine on the revised Rio scale





This section for Seti Institutes


Planets Everywhere: The 7th Kepler Planet Catalog - Fergal Mullally (SETI Talks)





Published on Dec 4, 2015
Dr. Mullally will present the 7th catalog of Planet Candidates found by Kepler. Uniformly vetted lists of detected planet candidates are a key step towards measuring the occurrence rates of planets, as well as providing interesting individual objects for potential follow-up. The 7th catalog includes 8826 objects of interest, of which 4696 are deemed viable planet candidates.

This catalog is the first to be uniformly vetted in an entirely objective manner by algorithm, instead of by manual inspection. This algorithmic approach enables us to test our results against simulated data sets allowing us to measure our performance for the first time. Dr. Mullally will discuss some novel features of the vetting pipeline, discuss the performance and limitations, and highlight some interesting individual planets.
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Shelley Wright Visits Berkeley SETI




 
 Published on May 11, 2015
 
Professor Shelley Wright is an astrophysicist, recently at the University of Toronto, and now
 faculty at the University of California, San Diego. Here she talks about her research into
 infrared and visible light SETI. She explains why if ETs are trying to communicate over long
 distances, they may be using IR lasers to do it. She was a postdoctoral researcher at UC
 Berkeley from 2009 - 2011 and continues to collaborate with Berkeley SETI Research Center
 scientists.
 
Learn more about Shelley
: Follow us on Twitter
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Communicating Across the Cosmos Workshop (Seth Shostak)




 
Published on Nov 10, 2014
 
For over a half century, astronomers involved in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
 (SETI) have scanned the skies for signals from distant civilizations. Would humans be able to
 decode information-rich signals from another planet? Could we create a "universal language"
 that would be meaningful to an independently evolved civilization?
 
To help answer these questions, on November 10-11 2014 the SETI Institute convened a
 multidisciplinary, international workshop at its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
 Speakers from six countries drew on disciplines ranging from astronomy and mathematics, to
 anthropology and linguistics, as they debated the best ways to create meaningful messages.
 While the two-day workshop was closed to the public, all talks will be posted on the SETI
 Institute's YouTube channel.
 
On the day following the workshop, several of the speakers will summarize the key ideas
 discussed as part of the SETI Institute's public weekly colloquium series, held on November
 12, at 12:00 noon.
 
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SETI's newest employee - Zuhra Abdurashidova




 
Published on Nov 3, 2015
 
Zuhra Abdurashidova is the newest staff member at Berkeley SETI Research Center. Joining us in
 June, Zuhra graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in mechanical engineering. Zuhra is
 working on high-speed data processing, and management of the new Breakthrough Listen data
 coming from the Green Bank Telescope.
 
Zuhra grew up in Uzbekistan, and is a serious musician as well as one of the biggest Star Trek
 fans around.
 
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
 Follow us on facebook
 
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Meet the Interns - Kevin




 
Published on Jan 22, 2016
 
Kevin Luong joined Berkeley SETI Research Center as an intern in summer 2015. Kevin worked
 with David Anderson to revise the NTPCKR system to run on cloud computing servers. There are
 still a few kinks to sort out, but if it works, this should let us run our data base through
 NTPCKR in a few weeks instead of more then a year. Kevin transferred to UCLA in the fall, but
 is continuing to work with SETI to explore cloud computing for other projects.
 
We'll be launching an expanded undergraduate internship program later this year. Follow us on
 social media for more details when they become available
 
Twitter
Facebook
 
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SETI@home: Educational materials on life in the Universe


SETI@home: Educational materials on life in the Universe


 
Berkeley SETI Research Center's Dr. Steve Croft, in collaboration with colleagues at UC Museum
 of Paleontology and the Space Sciences Laboratory's "Multiverse" education group have put
 together an educational site focusing on the conditions needed for life to arise in the
 Universe. Although aimed primarily at high school teachers and their students, this material
 may be of interest to broader audiences. In the "Research Profiles" section of the site you
 can also find an interview with BSRC's Dr. Eric Korpela, Director of SETI@home.
 

Steve Croft - Breakthrough Listen: Expanding the Search for Life Beyond Earth





Published on Jul 5, 2016
For millennia humans have gazed at the stars and asked, "Are we alone in the Universe?". In the past few decades, we have discovered that many of the pinpoints of light scattered across our night sky are suns that host worlds similar to our own. Still, though, the question remains unanswered as to whether minds have arisen elsewhere, or if life as we know it is rare, or indeed unique. Dr. Croft will describe some of the work taking place at UC Berkeley that attempts to answer this question. These efforts include one of the largest computing projects in existence, as well as the recently-launched $100 million Breakthrough Listen project that dramatically expands the search, and applies modern Silicon Valley techniques to the data analysis. Dr. Croft will also describe how the public can participate in this expansion of the search for life beyond Earth.

Dr. Steve Croft is a researcher in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. He grew up in England, where he received a PhD in astrophysics from Oxford University in 2002, before moving to California to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since 2007, Croft has been a researcher in the Astronomy Department at UC Berkeley. He splits his time between studies of supermassive black holes and exotic transient events using the Murchison Widefield Array in the remote Western Australian outback, and research and public outreach with Berkeley SETI Research Center and the Breakthrough Listen project. Dr. Croft has a deep commitment to public communication of science, including through projects such as NOVAS, that connected underrepresented students to NASA science through art and visualization, and as the founder and coordinator of the Science@Cal Lecture Series.
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FPGAs and GPUs: a Tour of our Computer Hardware




 
Published on Jul 27, 2016
 
David MacMahon is a research astronomer with Berkeley SETI Research Center. Dave works on
 several projects at BSRC, including Breakthrough Listen, designing many of the computer
 systems we use to process data collected from our telescopes. If you've ever been curious
 what hardware is required to search for ET, check out this tour of Berkeley SETI behind the
 scenes.
 
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Berkeley SETI Research Center Highlights




 
Published on Aug 25, 2016
 
See some of the highlights of work at Berkeley SETI Research Center.
 Hear about SETI@home and the Breakthrough Listen optical and radio searches,
 visit the Green Bank Telescope, see our computing hardware, meet our undergraduate research
 interns, and preview some of our upcoming video pieces in this five minute teaser.
 
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Breakthrough Hardware and Water Cooling at Green Bank




 
Published on Apr 10, 2017
Take a tour of the Breakthrough Listen instrument at the Green Bank Observatory with Berkeley
 SETI Research Center engineer Dave MacMahon, and hear GBO Director Karen O'Neil talk about a
 novel solution to cooling equipment in the server room.
 
 Since this video was made, the team has added additional compute nodes in the server room,
 further expanding the huge range of frequencies that Breakthrough Listen can scan for signs
 of intelligent life in the Universe.
 
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SETI@home: Are aliens talking to us? WIRED interviewed Berkeley SETI Research Center's Steve Croft and Eric Korpela,
and the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak, about one method we use to figure out whether claimed ETI signals are legit:


SETI@home: Another probable non-detection of ET


Wired Magazine's Aliens Trying to contact us handy scale


SETI@IBMCloud: SETI data, publicly available,
from IBM G. ADAM COX / SEPTEMBER 29, 2016



Click here for the blog page announcing the collaboration!!!!



Dr. Korpela has posted his thoughts about the claimed detection of pulsed emission from extraterrestrial intelligence being beam at Earth from 234 different stars. He's not optimistic.


SETI@home: Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline


a new and faster back end for SETI@home.
Nebula removes RFI and finds persistent signals. Its goal is to let us finish the current SETI@home experiment.


Green Bank Scientist Ryan Lynch Talks Giant Telescopes




 
Published on Jul 13, 2017
 
Breakthrough Listen utilizes the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia in the search
 for signals from intelligent life beyond Earth. In this interview with Green Bank researcher
 Ryan Lynch, you'll hear about the difficulties of painting the world's largest steerable
 telescope, how the telescope picks up incredibly faint signals, and what modern convenience
 Ryan misses most living in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone.
 
 Berkely Seti
Berkley Seti Facebook
 Twitter Berkley Seti
Instagram Berkley Seti
 
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Other Institutes




Another seti site is Harvard University Harvard Univsersity Seti's project

This seti Site is another individual effort U A S R onthe WEB

UC Berkeley has a worthy effort in the seti field!! Project Serendip

NASA has a fantastic SETI site NASA'S EXPNS Project



FOR The STARE PROJECT MAIN PAGE:





Stellar Astrophysics and Research on Exoplanets

Here is a neat site that crosses many divisions It's cyberspaceorbit.com

Here is A site in memory of Carl Sagan it's Project Voyager

Here is a web page keeping us up to date is EXOPLANETS RESEARCH

And here is The search for exoplanet's moons!!!

Another recent addition The systemic's web site to help search for exoplanets

This is Nasa's site for the Mars Global surveyor

Here is the NASA subcontractor who controls the mars images Malin Space Science Systems

Yet another CETI research site: The CSETI research Institute

A companion site is The Disclosure Project

Here is another slant on communication with aliens it's Enlightend contact with extraterrestrial intelligence

Click here for the International Academy of Astronautics SETI Permanent Stdy Group

Here is an Invitation to Extra Tererrestrial Intelligence

Trying to communicate with Aliens? Search for ET here!

This site emphasizes using the optical band COSETI.ORG

Here is another seti site from the Planetary Society The Planetary Society' Seti Site

This is the Planetary Society's site The Planetary Society

Another seti organization The Seti Organization

And an effort of the seti org is Earth speaks! send a SETI message!

Click here for Videos from Space.com!


Here is a new way to "search" for Extraterrstrial Intelligence



IT's THE WETI Institute: waiting for Extraterrestrial Intelligence!




Click here for the basis of Seti.... Radio Astronomy!!

Here is web site to help you find Extraterrestrial Intellegence It's SKY MAP.org

Click here for.... Sky Map's Forum

Here is a HUngarian effort its peregrinus' interstellar net

And a new global effort to reach the stars! Its Faces from Earth!

AND a FUN Site, It's Mini spaceworld!



And her research site:



SARA SEAGER's research site


Sara Seager!




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This Section for Infra red images from SIRTF (Space Infrared Telescope Facility)




Here is the main mission page Caltech Sirtf Program

Pictures from Sirtf Images from SIRTF

Here for Nasa's Solar System Photo Journal site

And here Nasa Photo Journal

Click here for Nasa's SIRTF VISION



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SETI HEADLINES FROM NEWSINDEX.COM





This Section for Reports


 
The search for life in the solar system and beyond has to date been governed by a model based
 on what we know about life on Earth (terran life). Most of NASA's mission planning is focused
 on locations where liquid water is possible and emphasizes searches for structures that
 resemble cells in terran organisms. It is possible, however, that life exists that is based
 on chemical reactions that do not involve carbon compounds, that occurs in solvents other
 than water, or that involves oxidation-reduction reactions without oxygen gas. To assist NASA
 incorporate this possibility in its efforts to search for life, the NRC was asked to carry out
 a study to evaluate whether nonstandard biochemistry might support life in solar system and
 conceivable extrasolar environments, and to define areas to guide research in this area.
 This book presents an exploration of a limited set of hypothetical chemistries of life, a
 review of current knowledge concerning key questions or hypotheses about nonterran life, and
 suggestions for future research.
 


A report on Plasma Life Forms



This section for Steven Greer.... Interview with Steven Greer



Click here for Dr Salla's report on et law....



Click here for: Paradigm Conference report#3

Click here for the Report on the planet with three suns!

Here is a Austrailian Web site to help you search for ET!

Click here for The Search for Extraterrtrial Visitation

Click here for The Search for extraterrestrial Artifacts

And here for Advanced Propulsion concepts

How about Alien Presence on the Moon?


Elusive alien Earths



 
The $600 million Kepler mission launched in March 2009, with the primary goal of determining
 how commonly Earth-like planets occur throughout the Milky Way galaxy. Kepler hunts for alien
 worlds by searching for "transits," noting the tiny brightness dips caused when a planet
 crosses the face of its host star from the observatory's perspective.
 

A Place for Alien Life? Kepler Mission Discovers Earth's Older Cousin, Kepler-452b
by ALAN BOYLE on JULY 23, 2015s




This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun.
Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle


An Alien SOS From Deep Space? Extraterrestrial Radio Signals Intercepted From Ross Star 128



COSMOLOGY.COM's main web site




LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF LIFE ON DISTANT PLANETS JUST GOT EASIER




This illustration shows a star's light illuminating the atmosphere of a planet.
Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center




Artist's concept of the hot Jupiter WASP-121b, which presents the best evidence yet of a stratosphere on an exoplanet generated using Engine House VFX.
Credit: Bristol Science Centre/University of Exeter


NEW RESEARCH RAISES HOPES FOR FINDING LIFE ON MARS, PLUTO AND ICY MOONS




Artist's impression of a water vapor plume on Europa.
Credit: NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI




Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from the icy moon's global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech




Artist rendering showing an interior cross-section of the crust of Enceladus, which shows how hydrothermal activity may be causing the plumes of water at the moon’s surface.
Credits: NASA-GSFC/SVS, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Southwest Research Institute




This full-circle view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the terrain surrounding the location called Troy, where Spirit became embedded in soft soil during the spring of 2009.
Credit: NASA/JPL



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This section for Ancient civilizations/Theories....



Click here for THE UPAUAT PROJECT

And here for THE SPINX GROUP --- Calendar Convergence

Here is a link for The Hall of Records project

This section for Zecaraha Sitchin A skecthy report on Sitichin

The moon has made some important contributions to exoarchaeology in the context of the Moon

Here is Michesl Cremo's Forbidden Archeology Site


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This section for crop circles!!!!




Here they are !!! Crop circles!

Crop circle site from Art Bell Belgium Crop Circles!


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ALIENS? STRONG SIGNAL DETECTED FROM SUN-LIKE STAR BEING VERIFIED BY SETI




RATAN-600 radio telescope located in Northern Caucasus in the Karachaevo-Circassian Republic of Russian Federation.
Credit: SAO RAS.


A Breakthrough Initiatives Launch Highlights Breakthrough






 
Published on Feb 16, 2016
 
To learn more about Breakthrough Listen and the Breakthrough Initiatives,
  visit
 
The Breakthrough Initiatives were launched at the Royal Society in London on July 20, 2015.
 The Initiatives were announced by Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Frank Drake,
 Pete Worden and Ann Druyan. The Breakthrough Initiatives seek scientific evidence of life in
 the Universe.
 
 The first initiative is Breakthrough Listen, the most comprehensive, intensive and sensitive
 search ever undertaken for artificial radio and optical signals. It is a complete survey of
 the 1,000,000 nearest stars, the plane and center of our galaxy, and the 100 nearest
 galaxies. All data will be open to the public.
 
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HD164595. But the signal is provocative enough that the
RATAN-600 researchers are calling for permanent monitoring of this target.



 
Image: Strong signal from the direction of HD 164595. “Raw” record of the signal
 together with expected shape of the signal for point-like source in the position of HD
 164595. Credit: Bursov et al.
 
From the presentation:
The estimated probability ~2 X 10-4 to simulate the signal from the direction of the HD164595
 by signal-like noise is small, therefore HD164595 is good candidate SETI. Permanent
 monitoring of this target is needed.
 
All of which makes excellent sense. We can't claim the detection of an extraterrestrial
 civilization from this observation. What we can say is that the signal is interesting and
 merits intense scrutiny.
 


 
Image: The RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya.
 Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
 
Here I'm drawing on a presentation forwarded to me by Claudio Maccone, from which I learn that
 the team behind the detection was led by N.N. Bursov and included L.N. Filippova, V.V.
 Filippov, L.M. Gindilis, A.D. Panov, E.S. Starikov, J. Wilson, as well as Claudio Maccone
 himself, the latter a familiar figure on Centauri Dreams.
 
 The work is to be discussed at a meeting of the IAA SETI Permanent Committee, to be held
 during the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on
 Tuesday, September 27th, 2016,
 

SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak talks about the signal





Published on Aug 31, 2016
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Breakthrough Listen Follow-up of a Transient Signal from the RATAN-600 Telescope in the Direction of HD164595



Click here for a Report on the Rata 600 report



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Signal from ross128




A recent survey has detected a strange radio signal coming from the nearby red dwarf star system known as Ross 128.
Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger sky survey.org


STRANGE RADIO SIGNALS DETECTED FROM A NEARBY STAR




The signal that seemed to emanate from the red dwarf star Ross 128, as detected by the Arecibo Observatory in May 2017 (enclosed in the red frame). Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo




Arecibo Observatory, the world's second biggest single dish radio telescope, was and is still being used to image comet 45P/H-M-P. Courtesy of the NAIC Arecibo Observatory, a facility of the NSF




Images of the star systems examined by the GJ 436 Campaign. Credit: PHL/Abel Mendez




The stars currently being examined as part of the GJ 436 campaign. Credit: PHL/Abel Méndez



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Using Atmospheric Beacons for SETI


USING ATMOSPHERIC BEACONS TO SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL LIFE




This illustration shows a star's light illuminating the atmosphere of a planet.
Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center




Beacons of life could help researchers identify potentially habitable worlds.
Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk




Artist's impression of the cool red star above a distant exoplanet.
Credit: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick.




Artist's concept of NASA's TIMED spacecraft, which has been observing Earth's upper atmosphere for 15 years.
Credits: NASA/JHU-APL




An exoplanet seen from its moon (artist's impression).
Credit: IAU




This artist's impression shows the planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth.
Credit: ESO


WHAT'LL IT TAKE TO FIND LIFE? SEARCHING THE UNIVERSE FOR BIOSIGNATURES




An artist's interpretation of HD 189733. It looks nice and blue, but it's actually a nightmare world that could be raining glass with 2 km/s winds.
Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser




 
The super telescopes are coming, enormous ground and space-based observatories that'll let us
 directly observe the atmospheres of distant worlds. We know there's life on Earth, and our
 atmosphere tells the tale, so can we do the same thing with extrasolar planets? It turns out,
 coming up with a single biosignature, a chemical in the atmosphere that tells you that yes,
 absolutely, there's life on that world, is really tough.
 
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References:
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 Review of Bio signatures (pdf)
 
I've got to admit, I've been pretty bad for this in the past. In old episodes of Astronomy
 Cast and the Weekly Space Hangout, even here in the Guide to Space, I've said that if we
 could just sample the atmosphere of a distant world, we could say with conviction if there's
 life there. Just detect ozone in the atmosphere, or methane, or even pollution and you could
 say, there's life there. Well, future Fraser is here to correct past Fraser. While I admire
 his naive enthusiasm for the search for aliens, it turns out, as always, things are going to
 be more difficult than we previously thought.
 
Astrobiologists are actually struggling to figure out a single smoking gun biosignature that
 could be used to say there's life out there. And that's because natural processes seem to
 have clever ways of fooling us. What are some potential biosignatures, why are they
 problematic, and what will it take to get that confirmation?
 



Panoramic image of the Curiosity rover, from September 2016. The pale outline of Aeolis Mons can be seen in the distance.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS




Artist's impression visualising the separation of the ExoMars entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, from the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).
Credit: ESA




Spitzer temperature map of HD 189733b (NASA)




Illustration showing the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech




Ligeia Mare, shown in here in data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan. It is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane, and is one of the many seas and lakes that bejewel Titan's north polar region.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell




A conceptual image of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
Image Credit: MIT



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ONE WAY TO FIND ALIENS WOULD BE TO SEARCH FOR ARTIFICIAL RINGS OF SATELLITES: CLARKE BELTS




Planeta con satélites artificiales en su cinturón de Clarke (representación artistica) Artistic representations of a Clarke exobelt with a portrait of Sir Arthur C. Clarke in the background.
Credit: Caro Waro (@carwaro).





Representacian artistica de un planeta con satellites artificiales en su cinturón de Clarke durante su tránsito delante de una estrella.
Credito: Gabriel Perez, SMM (IAC)




Graphic showing the cloud of space debris that currently surrounds the Earth.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/JSC




An exoplanet transiting across the face of its star, demonstrating one of the methods used to find planets beyond our solar system.
Credit: ESA/C. Carreau




Artist's impression of an extra-solar planet transiting its star.
Credit: QUB Astrophysics Research Center






An exploration of the possibility of detecting alien geostationary satellites in light curves.
Pateron channel for Mr. Godier

Papers:
"Possible Photometric Signatures of Moderately Advanced Civilizations: The Clarke Exobelt", Socas-Navarro, 2018

Music:
Cylinder Eight by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
Source: : Artist



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The National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) Astrobiology Center in Japan





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What is Direct Imaging?



n the past few decades, the number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System has grown by leaps and bounds. As of October 4th, 2018, a total of 3,869 exoplanets have been confirmed in 2,887 planetary systems, with 638 systems hosting multiple planets. Unfortunately, due to the limitations astronomers have been forced to contend with, the vast majority of these have been detected using indirect methods.






HR 8799 in Motion (Official)





Yes, we are in the era of watching planets orbit other stars. HR 8799 harbors four super-Jupiters orbiting with periods that range from decades to centuries. Motion interpolation was used on 7 images of HR 8799 taken from the Keck Telescope over 7 years to create this image. Read more about it here: This movie was featured as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on Feb 1st, 2017: I made more of these! Check them out here: Credits: Video making & motion interpolation: Jason Wang (UC Berkeley) Data analysis: Christian Marois (NRC Herzberg) Orbit determination: Quinn Konopacky (UCSD) Data Taking: Bruce Macintosh (Stanford), Travis Barman (University of Arizona), Ben Zuckerman (UCLA) Funded by: NASA NExSS Data from the W. M. Keck Observatory We wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community. We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain.

Image of a planetary-mass object in orbit around brown dwarf 2M1207, taken by a group of astronomers led by Gael Chauvin in July of 2004. Credit: NaCo/VLT/ESO

False-color composite image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, showing the orbital motion of the planet Fomalhaut b. Credit: NASA/ESA/P. Kalas (UC Berkeley and SETI Institute)


Sunflower Starshade Could Help Image Exoplanets | NASA Space





More space news and info at: - a starshade is a large structure used to block the glare of stars, enabling future space telescopes can take pictures of distant exoplanets.



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