Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Dr. Emilio Enriquez is a Post Doc at the Berkeley SETI Research Center and a member of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative (http://seti.berkeley.edu/listen/). Emilio is the lead […]
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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.
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An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will allow us to directly image planets in the neighboring Alpha Centauri system.
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In a recently published paper, Dr. Duncan Forgan proposed that alien civilizations could create a “galactic internet” by using artificial transits to communicate.
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A recent survey conducted by the Arecibo Observatory detected a strange radio signal coming from Ross 128, a star system just 11 light-year from Earth.
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In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake proposed his now-famous equation for calculating the likelihood of extra-terrestrial intelligence in the Universe.
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A new study has indicated that the famous Wow! signal may have been caused by a comet, though not all are convinced with its findings
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A new study by a team of researchers from the Future of Humanity Institute argues that the reason we haven’t detected any aliens is because they are currently sleeping.
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In a new article, Dr. Morris Jones of METI International proposed expanding our search for evidence of intelligent life by examining more exotic forms of communication
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In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
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