Asteroids

Oumuamua

A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua

MOUNTAIN VIEW – It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid, a comet … or an alien artifact?

Earth Impacting Debris from Comets and Asteroids

, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This talk will be presented by the UCLA department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Peter Jenniskens will present.
Asteroid Impact Mission

Tracking Asteroids with the eVscope - Three Asteroids in two hours seen from San Francisco

Today is Asteroid Day—and in honor of that event, we want to highlight the eVscope’s huge potential to study asteroids, including ones that may someday present a threat to life on Earth.

Moving Flying Mountains: Deflecting Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids

, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The near-Earth asteroids are a population of objects on orbits around the Sun that cross or come near Earth's orbit. They can and, rarely, do hit Earth.

Near Earth Asteroids and Space Missions

, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Join SETI Institute Research Scientist Dr. Michael Busch for a presentation on Near Earth Asteroids and Space Missions. Learn about the importance of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), a population of objects on orbit around the Sun that cross or come near that of Earth.
Oumuamua

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket. The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker 'Oumuamua.
Asteroid Oumuamua

The Three Surprises of 'Oumuamua

One of the defining moments in planetary astronomy in 2017 is that this is the year we discovered the first astronomical object to enter the Solar System from interstellar space.

1I/‘Oumuamua, The First known Interstellar Visitor

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us on January 23 at 7pm for a special SETI Talk on 1I/`Oumuamua, the first known interstellar small body, possibly an asteroid which is probably coming from another planetary system.
Asteroid Florence

Unistellar’s eVscope Successfully Finds, Images Asteroid Florence

Last week, 5-km asteroid Florence paid Earth a visit—and, using the advanced features of Unistellar’s eVscope, we were able to o