SETI Institute in the News

Humpback Whale

SETI Institute in the news November 22 - November 28, 2018

The Search for E.T. Begins in Earth’s Oceans The SETI Institute’s mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and the evolution of intelligence. Key questions in our search push the bounds of human imagination.
Image of a supernova G54

SETI Institute in the news November 15 - November 21, 2018

Stardust Sand When a star explodes in a supernova, a number of elements are created.
Parts of Pluto’s terrain may have been shaped by glaciers.

SETI Institute in the news November 8 - November 14, 2018

Mysterious Ridges of Pluto Strange formations of ice on the planet Pluto are the focus of a recent letter published in the journal Nature Astronomy. SETI Institute scientist Oliver White, lead author, describes the terrain features as “among the most enigm
Image of the asteroid Oumuamua

SETI Institute in the news November 1 - November 7, 2018

‘Oumuamua – a Visitor from Afar? The interstellar object known as ‘Oumuamua has perplexed scientists since it was first observed in late 2017.
Two Girl Scouts look through a telescope at a star party in the San Francisco Bay area in 2018

SETI Institute in the news October 25 - October 31, 2018

New Space Science Badges Encourage Girl Scouts to Reach for the Stars The Girl Scouts of the United States of America recently unveiled badges encouraging girls from kindergarten through 5th grade to explore space sciences.
Mark Showalter at Victor Valley College Presentation

SETI Institute in the news October 18 - October 24, 2018

New Horizons: Going Where We’ve Never Gone Before Last week, Mark Showalter, SETI Institute Research Scientist and Fellow, who has discovered more moons than Galileo, delivered a presentation at Victor Valley College’s 4
Paul Allen at the christening of the Allen Telescope Array in 2007

SETI Institute in the news October 11 - October 17, 2018

Paul G. Allen 1953-2018 Paul Allen, technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, died in Seattle on October 15 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
An artist's depiction of the many Earth-like planets that might exist over the course of the universe's history.

SETI Institute in the news October 4 - October 10, 2018

The Ascent of Astrobiology The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine brought together a panel of experts to discuss the field of astrobiology and its priorities going forward.
Technicians lift the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe. Laura Betz/AP

SETI Institute in the news September 27 - October 3, 2018

James Webb Space Telescope: A New Eye on the Sky Excitement for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) hasn’t abated despite numerous delays and scientists in the field of extraterrestrial detection are especially eager to test its capabilities.
Illustration of a Dyson Sphere by Danielle Futselaar, originally for METI International,

SETI Institute in the news September 20 - September 26, 2018

SETI Institute Scientists Present at NASA Technosignatures Workshop In the decades since NASA’s funding for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence was cut off by Congress, the SETI Institute took on the important work of seeking to answer the question: Are we