search for extraterrestrial intelligence
The gravitational disturbance that produced this history-making detection was apparently the result of two colliding black holes. That's not something you see every day. Yes, gravity waves are ubiquitous, but even the extremely sensitive instrumentation of LIGO is thoroughly unable to pick up these very local disturbances. It took a rare cosmic catastrophe to produce a space-time ripple large enough to be sensed.
Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?
Earth is no longer the center of the universe, nor is it flat -- at least that's the currently accepted thinking among most
Maybe Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandkids Will Live On One Of These 10 Exoplanets (INFOGRAPHIC)
Colonize Mars? Meh. While some space enthusiasts are vying for a chance to create a human colony on the Red Planet, others
Humanity should start thinking about how to interact with alien species long before coming into contact with extraterrestrial life, experts say.
Finding out that a more advanced civilization exists somewhere in the universe could be as jarring for humans around the
But other scientists aren't so sure. Wainwright said the next step would be to perform "isotope fractionation" on the sample
The "water found on Mars" story is as perennial as Christmas. NASA doesn't need to tell us that again. So why not cut out the seemingly endless stream of robotic middlemen, and just send hardware that will search for life, big or small? Isn't it time to cut to the chase?
It would be imprudent to ignore Stephen Hawking's words of caution. However, I believe we have little to fear. In all likelihood, the aspirations, longings, griefs, joys, anxieties, fears, failures, and foibles of the aliens from space are much like our own.
The Science Channel is about to unleash a month-long series of special programs all aimed at trying to answer the provocative
"I am not. And that's a whole other thing that's part of this mythology about how the government has been frantically building
Another astronomer, James McGaha, said he agrees with Rees' contention that UFO reports should be dismissed. "No serious
I am gathering academics and members of the mainstream media to take a serious hard look at the phenomena in relation to other space mysteries.
In April 2012, California-based nonprofit SRI International came onboard, taking over management duty of the Hat Creek Radio
"Hawking is concerned about the possibility of betraying our presence, that, if they were to come here, it might not be good
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program has not gone unscathed from the recent economic turmoil. In fact, in April of last year, their flagship radar field went dark.