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Unistellar staff

SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy

July 18, 2017 Mountain View, CA, USA and Marseille, France — The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to
Jill Tarter

The Biography of SETI Pioneer Jill Tarter, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is Released

July 5, 2017, Mountain View, CA -- Jill Tarter is the subject of a new book by Sarah Scoles, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, which was released yesterday.
Frontier Development Lab

NASA FDL Developing New Approaches to Asteroid, Comet and Solar Threats Using AI

Mountain View, CA - Asteroid Day, June 30th - What do astrophysicist Steven Hawking, Queen guitarist Brian May and the country of Luxembourg have in common?
SETI Institute Fellows 2017

Announcing the First-Ever SETI Institute Fellows

May 8, 2017, Mountain View, CA – At its first annual gala fundraiser, held on April 22nd, the SETI Institute recognized three dedicated individuals, universally respected for their exceptional contributions to scientific research and STEM education and outreach.
Kepler 1649b

POSSIBLE VENUS TWIN DISCOVERED AROUND DIM STAR

MOUNTAIN VIEW – Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have found a planet 219 light-years away that seems to be a close relative to Venus.  This newly discovered world is only slightly larger than Earth, and orbits a low-temperature star called Kepler-1649 that’s one-fifth the diameter
Ceres Observations

Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged

MOUNTAIN VIEW – The appearance of small bodies in the outer solar system could be deceiving. Asteroids and dwarf planets may be camouflaged with an outer layer of material that actually comes from somewhere else.

Watch Nathalie Cabrol's AGU Sagan Lecture on life and environment

On December 14, Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, gave the prestigious Sagan Lecture at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.
Earth and Moon

Did Early Earth Spin On Its Side?

MOUNTAIN VIEW – New theoretical modeling of the ancient history of the Earth and the Moon suggests that the giant collision that spawned our natural satellite may have left Earth spinning very fast, and with its spin axis highly tilted.
Kepler Planets

AWARDS FOR EXOPLANET RESEARCH

MOUNTAIN VIEW – Three SETI Institute scientists have received NASA’s most prestigious honors for their work in the burgeoning field of exoplanet research.
SETI Institute

NEW LOOK FOR ORGANIZATION SEARCHING FOR LIFE IN SPACE

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The SETI Institute, a renowned nonprofit research organization, has unveiled a new logo and brand mark to better reflect its mission to search for, and understand, life beyond Earth.