June 25, 2018

New model predicts that we’re probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). Named in honor of the famed physicist Enrico Fermi […]
March 31, 2016


The SETI Institute just expanded its Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to 20,000 new star systems, listening for radio signals produced by any intelligent life that might […]
June 24, 2014

Who’s Out There—Someone Could Be!

In the astrobiology game of life, we seem to be winning on three fronts—the biochemical theory game, the numbers game, and gaming with computer simulations. So […]
December 4, 2013

WHO'S OUT THERE–Lots of What?

I just found Peter Ward’s second book Life As We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis of) Alien Life, New York, Penguin Group, 2005. […]
May 25, 2013

The Wow! Signal: Intercepted Alien Transmission?

SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, has seen astronomers scouring the sky for decades in hopes of receiving artificially generated radio signals sent by alien civilizations. […]
May 1, 2013

UFOs Flunk Believability Test for Alien Contact

The scientific search for life off Earth goes back at least 100 years; when electrical wizard Nikola Telsa thought that his “Magnifying Transmitter” had detected radio […]
January 21, 2013

Finding ET

Seth Shostak is an astronomer, specifically a radio astronomer. That is, he looks at radio signals coming from space from various cosmic objects. But a while […]