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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?
supernova

Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

Supernova Remnant G54 - This image of supernova remnant G54.1+0.3 includes radio, infrared and X-ray light.
A color image of the Hellas Planitia region of Mars; north toward top.

Groundwater and Precipitation Provided Water to Form Lakes along the Northern Rim of Hellas Basin throughout Mars’s History

November 1, 2018, Mountain View, CA -- The northeastern rim region of Hellas impact basin, located in the southern hemisphere of Mars, contained numerous ephemeral lakes throughout Mars’ history, a new study reveals.
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Artificial Intelligence Helps Find New Fast Radio Bursts

New detections mark the first time that machine learning techniques have been used to directly detect a fast radio transient.  Successful application of
Space Science Explorer, Space Science Adventurer, and Space Science Investigator badges

SETI Institute and Girl Scouts Celebrate New Space Science Badges

August 14, 2018 (Mountain View, CA)—The SETI Institute and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have come toget
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

How can you tell if that ET story is real? St Andrews scientists revise the Rio Scale for alien encounters

July 24, Mountain View, CA -- A team of international researchers, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, redefines alien detection scale.
NASA FDL, Kx, and SETI Logos

Kx extends relationship with NASA Frontier Development Lab and the SETI Institute

London, UK (10 July 2018) Announcing today that the NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) will continue to use Kx’s analytics capabilities to build on its space research success in this summer’s mission.
Search team pointing to the first meteorite found

Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered In Botswana

(Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2018) A meteorite was found in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) that is a fragment of asteroid 2018 LA. This small asteroid was discovered in space by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey on June 2, 2018, eight hours before hitting Earth.
SETI Institute and Frontier Development Lab

NASA FDL Leverages Public/Private Partnership to Push New Boundaries of Space Science with Artificial Intelligence

(Mountain View, CA, June 26, 2018) The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) has announced it will apply artificial intelligence (AI) to four key space challenges.
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Scientist Seeking Signs of Extraterrestrial Life to Receive the SETI Institute’s Drake Award

Mountain View, CA – Victoria Meadows wants to know what life beyond Earth looks like.