The ‘Language in the Cosmos’ symposium Three times in October, 2017 researchers turned a powerful radar telescope near Tromsø, Norway towards an invisibly faint star in the constellation Canis Minor (the small dog) and beamed a coded message into space in an attempt to signal an alien civilization. This new attempt to find other intelligent […]
A new study by a team of over 200 international scientists has revealed how a magnetar – a special class of neutron star – has awakened after three years of being dormant.
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A new study considers how messages from extra-terrestrial civilizations could pose an existential threat, and what humanity should do about it.
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A new radio wave map of the Milky Way Galaxy is our most detailed yet and will be the basis for further study of the Milky Way for years to come.
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Using the Greenbank Radio Telescope, Breakthrough Listen plans to “listen” to ‘Oumuamua to see if there are any signs of alien transmissions.
Thanks to a new study by an international team of astronomers, we now have the tools we need to map the far side of our galaxy.
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This year’s International Astronautical Congress is being held in Adelaide, Australia and the opening ceremonies of this meeting of ‘all things space’ included a special announcement. The Australian government announced that it will establish a new national space agency, with the hopes of growing Australia’s already vibrant space industry. Michaelia Cash, Australian’s acting Minister of […]
A new study by a team of researchers from the CfA argues that a Fast Radio Burst happens with every passing second in the observable Universe
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Using the Green Bank Telescope, researchers with Breakthrough Listen recently detected repeating fast radio bursts coming from a distant galaxy.
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