UFO sightings during NATO war games in 1952 set the stage for the season finale of "Project Blue Book," the History channel's series about the U.S.' real-life UFO-hunting program.
UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, and extraterrestrials are perennial favorites in science fiction, but to date there have been no confirmed encounters on Earth. Still, strange sights in the night sky have been attributed to UFOs or aliens over the decades, most famously in Roswell, New Mexico, where many believers claim an alien craft crashed on a farm in 1947. In 2017, the existence of a secret U.S. government program that tracked "UFO" sightings by military pilots, which shut down in 2012, was brought to light in a New York Times report.
Freeman Dyson may be gone, but his famous alien-hunting idea will likely persist far into the future.
Space.com sat down with Sarah Scoles, author of "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers."
Read an excerpt from the new book "They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers" by Sarah Scoles.
A new research paper has found a new potential type of abode for life: a rocky planet orbiting just past the event horizon of a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole.
A research team claimed to have found the first known extraterrestrial protein, spotting it in a space rock that fell to Earth 30 years ago.
As the hunt for life on Mars starts getting into full swing, some scientists are already looking beyond the Red Planet, to our solar system's next astrobiological frontier.
The Breakthrough Listen SETI project has scanned the interstellar Comet Borisov for "technosignatures" but come up empty so far.
The U.K.'s Ministry of Defense announced that it will soon release formerly classified government files about UFO encounters.
"Project Blue Book," the hit television docudrama about the U.S. military's investigations into aliens more than 50 years ago, is back for Season 2.
Anthropologist reveals a potentially big flaw in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Alien life is out there, but our current theories seem to be steering us away from it, says this scientist.
The great distances covered by visiting "aliens" may be ones of time rather than space, a recent book argues.
The US Navy confirmed they have secret, classified documents regarding a 2004 UFO encounter, but releasing them could 'gravely damage' national security.
If there are creatures swimming in the buried oceans of the outer solar system, they're probably not related to us, new research suggests.
A private UFO enthusiast has donated his collection of 30,000 documents to the University of Manitoba in Canada. The truth is in there.
Spotting signs of long-dead life is a tall order for a lonely robot on a faraway world, but NASA's next Mars rover should be up to the challenge, mission team members said.
China's giant, alien-hunting radio telescope is finishing its testing-and-commissioning phase, which has occurred over the past three years.
Is 2020 the celestial payoff year, in which astronomers finally confirm a "technosignature" coming from an advanced alien civilization?
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