Search for Life

  • Philip Morrison, 1915 – 2005

    April 28, 2005 | Article

    If one is called upon to name the true pioneers of SETI, there are only three: Frank Drake, Giuseppe Cocconi, and Philip Morrison. Morrison died in his sleep on April 22, at the age of 89.
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  • Mind Your Body

    April 26, 2005 | Article

    Listen here for some terrestrial intelligence.
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  • What If Everybody Is Listening And Nobody Is Transmitting?

    What If Everybody Is Listening And Nobody Is Transmitting?

    April 21, 2005 | Article

    In the future we may decide that we are indeed the first to transmit signals into space, that we will have to figure out how to survive to a ripe-old cosmic age, and that we have a responsibility to transmit for the benefit of technological civilizations
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  • The Cassini Mission and Astrobiology

    April 14, 2005 | Article

    Much of our thinking about Mars, Europa and even M-star planets builds on an Earth-based paradigm for life – in particular, on a requirement for liquid water. Titan is the one world we are investigating in detail that in most respects falls outside this u
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  • Experts Examine Thread of Life In The Universe

    April 11, 2005 | Article

    BOULDER, Colorado – Consider it nothing short of the cosmic quest for all time: Understanding the origin, evolution, distribution, and fate of life on Earth and in the Universe.
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  • Ancient African Skies

    April 07, 2005 | Article

    We had heard of an ancient astronomy site in this region made up of basalt pillars that were magnetic, so needed to be remeasured using something other than compasses.
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  • Censoring Science: IMAX and Evolution

    March 31, 2005 | Article

    If science centers avoid presenting the factual basis for the theory of evolution, they do a disservice to the public—those who question evolution and those who do not.
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  • Who Dares, Wins ... Or Do They?

    March 24, 2005 | Article

    The recent brouhaha over whether there’s compelling evidence for life on Mars offers a stark lesson about research life: a major scientific discovery is a temptress as beguiling, and as dangerous, as the Sirens that beckoned Ulysses.
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Vanishing Robbers - Part 2

    March 17, 2005 | Article

    When I once read that Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes did not care about the Earth’s orbit I thought it might be a good idea to have him collaborate with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. So being in both the “Doyle” and the “Astronomy” Clan
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Vanishing Robbers

    March 10, 2005 | Article

    When SETI's Laurance R. Doyle read that Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes did not care about the Earth’s orbit he thought it might be a good idea to have the great detective collaborate with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Here is the first
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