Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira

How Paul Allen Saved the American Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The Microsoft co-founder single-handedly revolutionized the American search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a time when no public institutions wanted to touch it.
Daniel Oberhaus
fermi paradox

If the Universe Is the Ocean, We've Only Searched for Aliens in a Hot Tub

Three Penn State researchers created a framework for determining how much of the universe we’ve looked at for signs of alien life.
Daniel Oberhaus
team earth

Stop Saying 'Humans Suck' Because of Climate Change, Says Astrobiologist

Adam Frank’s new book Light of the Stars explores how the search for intelligent alien life in the universe can help humans combat climate change on Earth.
Becky Ferreira

Scientists Want to Study Exoplanet Atmospheres for Signs of Alien Life

Instead of looking at individual biosignatures, a new dynamic framework suggests that studying atmospheric seasons may be the key for detecting alien life on exoplanets.
Daniel Oberhaus

Researchers Warn of Extraterrestrial Hacks

Can Earth get pwnd from space?
Daniel Oberhaus
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
eyes on the universe

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
Dear Future

Next Year, Scientists Will Send Messages to Search For Aliens

How the “Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligences” community is preparing for humans to talk to aliens.
Daniel Oberhaus
Not aliens

The Controversy Over the Alien 'Wow!' Signal Is Astronomy's Greatest Beef

A 40-year-old mystery remains unsolved, according to astronomers disputing new research about the Wow! signal.
Ben Sullivan
we come in peace

Meet the First Chatbot Sent Into Outer Space

Ella is a 17-year old artificial intelligence sent into space as an ambassador for Earth.
Daniel Oberhaus

Twitter Has Made Our Alien Contact Protocols Obsolete

Social media will make an alien encounter much more complicated.
Daniel Oberhaus