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Seti's Hero The Hubble Space telescope

The Flag of the Earth

The famous Drake Equation



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:

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


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.

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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


Artist impression of an alien civilization. Image credit: CfA


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
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 mmessage 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 it 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!'”


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


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).
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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: Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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ESO's Pale Red Dot Project & other Special Projects

The Pale Red Dot Project

Astronomy Picture of the day, January 18, 2016
Proxima Centa

Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Explanation: Does the closest star to our Sun have planets? No one is sure --
but you can now follow frequent updates of a new search that is taking place during the first few months of this year.
The closest star, Proxima Centauri, is the nearest member of the Alpha Centauri star system.
Light takes only 4.24 years to reach us from Proxima Centauri. This small red star, captured in the center of the featured
image by the Hubble Space Telescope, is so faint that it was only discovered in 1915 and is only visible through a telescope.
Telescope-created X-shaped diffraction spikes surround Proxima Centauri, while several stars further out in our Milky Way Galaxy
are visible in the background. The brightest star in the Alpha Centauri system is quite similar to our Sun,
has been known as long as recorded history, and is the third brightest star in the night sky.
The Alpha Centauri system is primarily visible from Earth's Southern Hemisphere. Starting last week,
the European Southern Observatory's Pale Red Dot project began investigating slight changes in Proxima Centauri
to see if they result from a planet -- possibly an Earth-sized planet. Although unlikely, were a modern civilization found
living on a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, its proximity makes it a reasonable possibility that humanity could communicate with them.
#PaleRedDot : Follow the search for planets around Proxima Centauri.

Image: Proxima Centauri, indicated by the arrow, in an image from the first night’s run at the Pale Red Dot
observing campaign at La Silla. Credit: ESO/Guillem Anglada-Escudé.

ESOcast 80: Follow a Live Planet Hunt

Published on Jan 15, 2016 And a unique new project will now allow members of the public to go behind the scenes and follow a planet hunt as it happens! More information and download options: Subscribe to ESOcast in iTunes! Receive future episodes on YouTube by pressing the Subscribe button above or follow us on Vimeo: Watch more ESOcast episodes: Find out how to view and contribute subtitles for the ESOcast in multiple languages, or translate this video on dotSUB: Credit: ESO.

Project Blue: A Space Telescope to Find Another Earth

Interstellar Escape from Proxima b is Barely Possible with Chemical Rockets



Artist's concept of the Project Blue space telescope, which the organization hopes to use to spot exoplanets in Alpha Centauri beginning in 2020. Credit:

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

Project Blue's mission concept, showing the telescope, its launch and deployment. Credit: ESO


Using the Transit Method, a team of astronomers has found a way to determine the presence of mountains and other features on exoplanets. Credit: NASA/Tim Pyle

Artist's impression of Proxima b, which was discovered using the Radial Velocity method. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

This infographic compares the orbit of the planet around Proxima Centauri (Proxima b) with the same region of the Solar System. Credit: Pale Red Dot

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

Artists impression of a Super-Earth, a class of planet that has many times the mass of Earth, but less than a Uranus or Neptune-sized planet. Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Project Starshot, an initiative sponsored by the Breakthrough Foundation, is intended to be humanity's first interstellar voyage. Credit:

Satellite image of the Himalayan mountain chain, as imaged by NASA’sLandsat-7 imagery of Himalayas. Credit: NASA

Color mosaic of Mars greatest mountain, Olympus Mons, viewed from orbit. Credit NASA/JPL

Artist's impression of the OWL Telescope being deployed at night from its enclosure, where it will operated during the daytime. Credit: ESO


Artist impression of a red dwarf star like Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun. New analysis of ALMA observations reveal that Proxima Centauri emitted a powerful flare that would have created inhospitable conditions for planets in that system. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry

Artist's impression of Proxima b, which was discovered using the Radial Velocity method. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

The Red Dots project is successor to the Pale Red Dot project, which discovered Proxima b last summer. Credit: ESO<

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

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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!!!!

Here is an informational web site on astronomical information It's 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!

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 Indiania 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 material

Here is something new.... Seti net

Here is Seti Nets BLOG PAGE!!

Here is seti net's

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

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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 ae 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 andtranslated subtitles in many languages Follow TED news on Twitter:

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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 -!

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

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 René 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


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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License SHOW LESS


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? Audio Podcast version: ITunes: RSS: Video Podcast version: ITunes: RSS: What is Fraser's Watching Playlist: 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 / /Karla Thompson - @karlaii Chad Weber - Chloe Cain - Instagram: @chloegwen2001


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)


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


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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?

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
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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 � 6 hours ago 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


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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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


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 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: LOFAR. 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, 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 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 is 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 pollutionin contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America. This video was shot by my Skyglow partner Harun Mehmedinovic ( and myself ( 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: 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, 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.


'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.

Very Large Telescope joins Breakthrough search for Alpha Centauri’s planets BY ALAN BOYLE on January 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

The ESO’s (European Southern Observatory) Very Large Telescope looms in the foreground of this image, and a star map has been superimposed on the night sky to show the locations of Alpha Centauri and Proxima Centauri. (ESO Photo)

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The Famous WOW signal!


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 “U” 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: / 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 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 -!

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

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


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


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 timelapse 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!!

Here is'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 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

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 Institutes

a brand new site it's Seti!!!


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

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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.
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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.
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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
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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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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


Stellar Astrophysics and Research on Exoplanets

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

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!

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

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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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


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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



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....


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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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. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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 Keep up with the SETI Institute's work bysigning up for a our newsletter Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License

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


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


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


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 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. 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 / /Karla Thompson - @karlaii Chad Weber - Chloe Cain - Instagram: @chloegwen2001 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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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 satlites 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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