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Introduction to seti


The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is a NASA research coordination network dedicated to the study of planetary habitability.



Seti's Hero The Hubble Space telescope



Status of the Deep Space Network

About the Deep Space Network: Space Communications and Navigation

Information on About the Deep Space Network: Space Communications and Navigation

NASA's Digital Orrery

MAST: Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes

JWST's weekly observing schedule:

NASA's Unverse of Learning
An Integrated AstroPhisics STEM Learning and Literacy program



 
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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?


10 Unsettling Possibilities Regarding Alien Life

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An exploration of ten unsettling possibilities regarding alien life. My Patreon Page: My Event Horizon Channel: Music: Cylinder Eight by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: .Cylinder Five by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license Source: Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: Artist: Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song Cylinder Eight Artist Chris Zabriskie Album Cylinder Eight Licensed to YouTube by YouTube Audio Library

Finding Alien Life. A Step-By-Step Instruction

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What is a realistic scenario of finding life outside Earth? What steps to we need to take to get there and how can we prove it's there. Looking for answers with Dr Harrison Smith and Dr Cole Mathis. When Did Evolution Start on Earth You Don't Understand The Fermi Paradox 📜 The Futility of Exoplanet Biosignatures 00:00 Intro 01:06 What is a biosignature 15:34 Incremental approach 23:42 Prejudice against technosignatures 33:26 Future telescopes 47:20 Gaining progress 51:22 Final thoughts and more interviews 🎧 PODCASTS Universe Today: Astronomy Cast: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 🤳 OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA Fraser Cain's Twitter Universetoday's Twitter Universetoday's Facebook Universetoday's Instagram 📩 CONTACT FRASER ⚖️ LICENSE Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) You are free to use my work for any purpose you like, just mention me as the source and link back to this video.


SOME PDF REPORTS




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)


NEW ASSUMPTIONS TO GUIDE SETI RESEARCH. S. P. Colombano, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 269-2, Moffett Field CA 94044, silvano.p.colombano@nasa.gov (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
 
Category
People & Blogs
License
Standard YouTube License
 


 
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


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

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:
 
Category
Science & Technology
 

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).
 
Category
Science & Technology
License
Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
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.
 
Category
Science & Technology
License
Standard YouTube License
 

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...
 
Category
Science & Technology
License
Standard YouTube License
 

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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


Tricorder Tech: Quantum Sensing In Your Pocket




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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???


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.
 


Read more:


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 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).


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



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




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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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
.




 
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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INSTITUTES





This section for Seti Institute




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



Website of the Seti Institute


Website for the first Laserseti Observatory Indetified

Berkley seti institute



Berkley seti institute





Seti Institute's new informative set of pages!!!



Technosearch currently has 3 different lists depending on the type of search that was conducted.

Technosearch is a web-based tool that keeps track of SETI papers from 1960 until the present day and allows observers from all over the world to submit their own searches, keeping us current with the times. Technosearch keeps track of the following: the title of the search paper (or the popular name of the search), the name of the observers, the date of the search, the objects observed, the facility at which the search took place, the size of the telescope used, the sensitivity of the instrument used, the resolving power of the instrument, the time that was spent observing each object, the reference where the search can be found in print, the link where the search can be found online, and comments that explain the search strategy and a place where the observer can make note of whatever else they would like to report. Technosearch hosts many SETI related papers that were hosted in old obscure journals and are hard to access otherwise along with papers that were stuck behind payment barriers. The search for technosignatures (evidence that a technology producing civilization existed) will likely take many generations to come to any sort of meaningful conclusion, and in order to search in new places requires that we know where we have already searched. This tool exists to give the astronomers of tomorrow a way to look into the past and see where and how we searched today.


Message board at the seti institute










Radio SEARCHES



RADIO SEARCHES

This is a list containing the SETI searches looking for signals in the Radio part of the EM spectrum. This list contains the first SETI observations written in the 1960s up to present day searches being conducted by teams all over the world. To see the bibliographic information, click on the title of the search you're interested in.


Optical Searches



OPTICAL SEARCHES

This is a list showing the SETI searches that was conducted in the optical and near infrared spectrum of the EM spectrum. This list contains the results from searches conducted in 1977 up to present day research. To see the bibliographic information, click on the title of the search you're interested in.





Archival Searches



Archival searches

This is a list of the searches that are more concerned with going through - usually large - sets of data that has been collected by a survey project prior. To see the bibliographic information, click on the title of the search you're interested in.

SETI@home: New forum, and a new contributor. We have added a new forum called SETI Perspectives that will showcase thoughts on SETI and related TOPics from people not directly connected with the Berkeley SETI group. Richard Lawn, Ph.D is our first contributor with an article about 'Oumuamua, the first object we've seen that convincingly originates from outside from outside the solar system.We hope have a long collaboration with Richard. Please welcome him into the SETI@home family.


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





The Seti League

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


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


Information on 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





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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.
 
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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 Sara Seager's 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?


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.


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





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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:
 The James Webb Telescope
 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



Even if Exoplanets Have Atmospheres With Oxygen, it Doesn’t Mean There’s Life There



Artist concept Sunset on Gliese_667


What'll It Take to Find Life? Searching the Universe for Biosignatures





The supertelescopes 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. A HREF="https://www.universetoday.com/newsletter">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 References: First Map of an Exoplanet Atmosphere Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere Probing Seven Worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

A Review of Exoplanetary Biosignatures (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?

Artist’s impression of the nearest super-Earth to our Solar System. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser


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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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Want to Find Aliens? The Largest Dataset in the History of SETI has Been Released to the Public




In 2016, Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner launched Breakthrough Initiatives, a massive non-profit organization dedicated to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). A key part of their efforts to find evidence of intelligent life is Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million program that is currently conducting a survey of one million of the nearest stars and the 100 nearest galaxies.


The Green Bank Telescope, located in West Virginia. Credit: NRAO


Aerial image of the South African MeerKAT radio telescope, part of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). Credit: SKA

Is anybody out there? Also, are they communicating using technologies that we might recognize? Credit: UCLA SETI Group/Yuri Beletsky, Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory


Breakthrough Listen: 1327 Star Analysis and Public Data Release 1



The exomast database


EXO MAST DATABASE from the tess mission


The exo mast data base

The new Lsst telescope in Chile will be helpful when it goes into operation

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Can Alien Civilizations Detect Humanity?

Can Alien Civilizations Detect Humanity? One of the fascinating things about being a human in this age is that we can do more than wonder about other life and other civilizations. We can actually look for them, although there are obvious limitations to our search. But what’s equally fascinating is that we can wonder if others can see us.

A Type II civilization is one that can directly harvest the energy of its star using a Dyson Sphere or something similar. Credit: Fraser Cain (with Midjourney)

This aerial view shows the ESO’s VLTI, the Very Large Telescope Interferometer. It has a total of eight separate, movable telescopes that can all look at the same object, increasing the interferometer’s angular resolution. Image Credit: ESO

JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata captured this image of the Great Pyramids from the ISS in February 2023. The most visible one is the Great Pyramid of Giza, built in the 23rd century B.C. Image Credit: Koichi Wakata.


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The SETI Ellipse Tells Us Where to Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations

The SETI Ellipsoid (Image credit: Zayna Sheikh)

Illustration of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Artist impression of ESA’s Gaia satellite observing the Milky Way (Credit : ESA/ATG medialab; Milky Way: ESA/Gaia/DPAC)

Seti Institute's animation - Ellipsoid search method

The SETI Ellipsoid method, combined with Gaia's distance measurements, offers a robust and adaptable framework for future SETI searches. Researchers can retrospectively apply it to sift through archival data for potential signals, proactively select targets, and schedule future monitoring campaigns. Image credit: Zayna Sheikh


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First SETI Observations with China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)

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Zhi-Song Zhang,1, 2, 3, 4 Dan Werthimer,3, 4 Tong-Jie Zhang,5 Jeff Cobb,3, 4 Eric Korpela, 3 David Anderson,3 Vishal Gajjar,3, 4 Ryan Lee,4, 6, 7 Shi-Yu Li,5 Xin Pei,2, 8 Xin-Xin Zhang,1 Shi-Jie Huang,1 Pei Wang,1 Yan Zhu,1 Ran Duan,1 Hai-Yan Zhang,1 Cheng-jin Jin,1 Li-Chun Zhu,1 and Di Li1, 2 1National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China 2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China 3Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720 4Department of Astronomy, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, USA 5Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China 6Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, USA 7Department of Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, USA 8Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, CAS, 150, Science 1-Street, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, China ABSTRACT The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) attempts to address the possibility of the presence of technological civilizations beyond the Earth. Benefiting from high sensitivity, large sky coverage, an innovative feed cabin for China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), we performed the SETI first observations with FAST’s newly commisioned 19-beam receiver; we report preliminary results in this paper. Using the data stream produced by the SERENDIP VI realtime multibeam SETI spectrometer installed at FAST, as well as its off-line data processing pipelines, we identify and remove four kinds of radio frequency interference(RFI): zone, broadband, multi-beam, and drifting, utilizing the Nebula SETI software pipeline combined with machine learning algorithms. After RFI mitigation, the Nebula pipeline identifies and ranks interesting narrow band candidate ET signals, scoring candidates by the number of times candidate signals have been seen at roughly the same sky position and same frequency, signal strength, proximity to a nearby star or object of interest, along with several other scoring criteria. We show four example candidates groups that demonstrate these RFI mitigation and candidate selection. This preliminary testing on FAST data helps to validate our SETI instrumentation techniques as well as our data processing pipeline.

Concepts for future missions to search for technosignatures

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Generalized Stoichiometry and Biogeochemistry for Astrobiological Applications

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AAS Journal Author Series: Dan Werthimer on 2020ApJ...891..174Z

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Dan Werthimer (UC Berkeley, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) chat about the recent AAS Journal article on SETI observations with FAST, and where we can go from here given the published article. Article: "First SETI Observations with China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)" "First SETI Observations with China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST)" Dan's website: SETI@Home: BOINC - Compute for Science (including research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus): Citizen Science Projects In Your Online Astronomy Course: The intended audience for the AAS Journal Author Series is active researchers.

Extraterrestrial Signal tracked to a clone of our Sun! Hype or compelling proof

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May 25, 2022 The WOW signal has been tracked to a sun that is almost precisely like ours. But is this new discovery "NOT ALIENS" like everything else? What makes this signal so compelling? #space #nasa #aliens Support my channel! on Patreon If you want to reserve a pair of ANGRY SUNGLASSES, please send $20 US, Australian or Canadian to: The FINAL price is $40 US plus shipping"> Note: Merch now available directly in my channel! New paper on the intriguing origin of the WOW signal

The Most Unsettling Solutions to the Fermi Paradox With Stephen Webb

A discussion of the most unsettling solutions to the fermi paradox. Skip the waitlist and invest in blue-chip art for the very first time by signing up for Masterworks: Purchase shares in great masterpieces from artists like Pablo Picasso, Banksy, Andy Warhol, and more. How Masterworks works: -Create your account with your traditional bank account -Pick major works of art to invest in or our new blue-chip diversified art portfolio -Identify investment amount -Hold shares in works by Picasso or trade them in our secondary marketplace See important Masterworks disclosures: 2:33 Beginning Where are all the aliens? Is there a solution to the fermi paradox? Joining John Michael Godier is Dr. Stephen Webb, astronomer and author of 'If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY? Seventy Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life’. To discuss unsettling and spooky solutions to the Fermi Paradox : Stephen Webb's book Our Fermi Paradox playlist: Youtube Membership Podcast: Apple: More JMG Want to support the channel? : Patreon Follow us at other places! @JMGEventHorizon Music featured on Event Horizon Stellardrone Bandcamp Miguel Johnson Leerosevere bandcamp Aeriumambient Bandcamp FOOTAGE: NASA ESA/Hubble ESO - M.Kornmesser ESO - L.Calcada ESO - Jose Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org) NAOJ University of Warwick Goddard Visualization Studio Langley Research Center Pixabay

Is Anyone Else Out There? with Dan Werthimer

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SETI is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a passive listening experiment, while METI's goals are to be the sender hoping a signal reaches a similar or more advanced civilization. But is this a good idea? Who get's to decide who and what is sent, and what if sending those messages leads to our entire planet's destruction? Dan Werthimer is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of the SETI@Home Project at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in signal processing for radio astronomy. He has been doing SETI since 1979, and he runs the SERENDIP, Optical SETI, and CASPER projects. Youtube Membership Podcast: Apple: More JMG Want to support the channel? : Patreon Follow us at other places! @JMGEventHorizon Music featured on Event Horizon Stellardrone Bandcamp Miguel Johnson Leerosevere bandcamp Aeriumambient Bandcamp FOOTAGE: NASA ESA/Hubble ESO - M.Kornmesser ESO - L.Calcada ESO - Jose Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org) NAOJ University of Warwick Goddard Visualization Studio Langley Research Center Pixabay

SETI Live: How to Better Visualize Complex Systems?

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Learning science is about understanding complex systems and interactions among their entities. Telescopes are for observing objects that are far away, and microscopes are for exploring the tiniest objects. But what tools do we have for visualizing general patterns, processes, or relationships that can be defined in terms of compact mathematical models? Visualizing the unseeable can be a powerful teaching tool. SETI Institute affiliate Dr. Mojgan Haganikar has written a book, Visualizing Dynamic Systems, that categorizes the visualization skills needed for various types of scientific problems. With the emergence of new technologies, we have more powerful tools to visualize invisible concepts, complex systems, and large datasets by revealing patterns and inter-relations in new ways. Join the SETI Institute’s Pamela Harman as she explores what is possible with Haganikar. If you like science, support the SETI Institute! We're a non-profit research institution whose focus is understanding the nature and origins of life in the universe. Donate here: Learn more about the SETI Institute and stay up-to-date on awesome science: - Subscribe to our YouTube channel at / setiinstitute - Watch our streams over on Twitch at - Listen to our podcast, Big Picture Science - Subscribe to our newsletter -- Buy merchandise from Chop Shop - Don't forget to like and subscribe! Ring the bell for notifications of when we go live. #SETILive #DataVisualization #Science


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Origins of life researchers develop a new ecological biosignature


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A Path Forward for Technosignature Searches by PAUL GILSTER on MARCH 15, 2021



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An approximation to determine the source of the WOW! Signalx

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NASA REPORT ON ALIEN COMMUNICATIONS


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