SETI Institute in the News

Jill Tarter Portrait, Photograph by Michelle Groskopf

SETI Institute in the news September 13 - September 19, 2018

Joining Forces for Science: Jill Tarter and Margaret Turnbull Jill Tarter, cofounder of the SETI Institute and Chair Emeritus for SETI Research, was named as one of Wired Magazine’s 25th anniversary Icons; she in turn was asked to nominate someone “who wil
Robot - Breakthrough Listen by Danielle Futselaar

SETI Institute in the news September 6 - September 12, 2018

SETI Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Bursts with Help from AI Breakthrough Listen, a program to search for intelligent extraterrestrial communications, recently announced exciting results in an effort to apply machine learning to the challenge of sign
Andrew Siemion with Drex

SETI Institute in the news August 30 - September 5, 2018

Andrew Siemion on The Shift Andrew Siemion, who was appointed as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in April, appeared on The Shift with Drex, a Canadian radio talk show.
Illustration of Man's life span on Mars.

SETI Institute in the news August 23 - August 29, 2018

Martian Evolution? Researchers and the public are increasingly tantalized by the possibility that life, or at least evidence of past life, might be detected on Mars.
Lake Henshaw occultation group

SETI Institute in the news August 16 - August 22, 2018

Unistellar’s eVscope Offers a Rare Glimpse of Pluto SETI Institute senior research scientist Franck Marchis was joined by Mat Kaplan, host of the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio, on a stargazing trip to observe Pluto’s occultation.
Perseids Meteor Shower

SETI Institute in the news August 9 - August 15, 2018

Shooting Stars: New Sky Surveillance System Observes Perseid Meteor Shower A new meteor video surveillance system has been activated at Meteor Crater in the northern Arizona desert.
Image of the grey and white Super Moon against a black background

SETI Institute in the news August 2 - August 8, 2018

Planetary Protection: the Moon and Beyond How “clean” is the moon? Although early manned missions to the moon took strict measures to prevent backwards contamination (the introduction of harmful extraterrestrial organisms to Earth), our moon proved to be lifeless.
Two men looking up at July 2018's lunar eclipse, where Mars can be seen.

SETI Institute in the news July 26 - August 1, 2018

All About Mars Mars has been a bit of a media darling lately. Recently, it has been closer to the Earth than it’s been since 2003.
orbital view of the south polar cap on Mars, where scientists using radar may have found a buried watery reservoir

SETI Institute in the news July 19 - July 25, 2018

Liquid Water on Mars? New Evidence of Underground Lake Exciting data has been reported in the journal Science, revealing that radar scans of Mars indicate the presence of liquid salt water a mile beneath the surface of the red planet’s southern pole.
New Girl Scout Badges which include badges in Space Exploration, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics.

SETI Institute in the news July 12 - July 18, 2018

Girls Take Charge, Reach for the Stars: New Badges Announced by Girl Scouts of the USA The Girl Scouts of the USA has long been committed to encouraging leadership and excellence in girls, and now has announced 30 new badges to help girls develop skills in fields s