Search for Life

  • An Earthly View of Mars

    July 07, 2005 | Article

    As we prepare for more intense investigations of the planet Mars, we try to focus the questions that we wish to have answered, and refine the tools that are required to make finding the answers possible.
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  • Spreading Antennas Around

    Spreading Antennas Around

    June 30, 2005 | Article

    The Allen Telescope Array, currently under construction about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, is the first professional radio telescope designed from the get-go to speedily search for extraterrestrial signals. When completed, it will comprise 350 a
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  • Setting SETI's Sights II: Abodes for Life?

    June 23, 2005 | Article

    With the latest discovery of a “Super-Earth” around a dim, red star 15 light years from Earth, SETI scientists have been pondering the implications for their search for intelligence on other worlds.
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  • Setting SETI's Sights: Latest Planet Discovery Suggests New Targets

    Setting SETI's Sights: Latest Planet Discovery Suggests New Targets

    June 16, 2005 | Article

    SETI scientists are taking notice of the latest discovery of a "Super-Earth" beyond the solar system as they fine-tune their list of stars to target in their search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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  • The Juno Mission to Jupiter

    The Juno Mission to Jupiter

    June 09, 2005 | Article

    NASA has announced the selection of a new concept study for a Jupiter mission that will now move into a preliminary design phase. The mission is called Juno, and its goal is to perform a detailed study of the giant planet Jupiter.
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  • The Center for the Study of Life in the Universe

    June 02, 2005 | Article

    How does life start? How does it evolve, and what fabulous creatures can evolution produce? How often do intelligent creatures appear in the giant tapestry of life? It is exactly these questions, and all of them, which are being addressed by the scientist
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  • Most Americans Believe Alien Life is Possible, Study Shows

    May 31, 2005 | Article

    While most depictions of extraterrestrials are confined to science fiction, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that some form of alien life exists somewhere in the universe, according to a new survey.
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  • Extraterrestrial: Imagining Other Worlds

    May 26, 2005 | Article

    ET is coming to your living room in "Extraterrestrial," and no one is being abducted. Over the past several months, a top-notch group of American and British scientists teamed up with Blue Wave Productions, Ltd. (for the National Geographic) to imagine wh
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  • 'Hitchhiker’s Guide' Gets Thumbs Up

    May 19, 2005 | Article

    This movie is about coming to grips with the immensity of space, and making it psychologically accessible.
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  • Cosmos Education: Engaging, Empowering, Inspiring

    May 12, 2005 | Article

    Cosmos Education is a grass-roots non-profit dedicated to science and technology education and the role of science and technology in health, the environment, and sustainable development.
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