Alien life on Kepler’s worlds: Let the hunt begin

Among the exoplanet candidates found by Kepler, many could be similar to our Earth. Astronomers have now started listening for signs of alien life on 86  of these possible Earth-like planets.
The Green Bank telescope, located in West Virginia, is the wold’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, and the world’s largest land-based …

Why we need SETI

There’s already been a lot of articles about that news, so you have probably already heard that at the time being, SETI is not listening to the skies anymore, due to a lack of funds.
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a group of 42 radio telescopes, has been placed into hibernation. …

Two billion alien earths in our Galaxy

Recently, after the first results from NASA’s Kepler mission, scientists estimated there could be about 500 miilion Earth-like planets in our Galaxy. According to the new estimate, 1 out of 37 Sun-like stars could harbor an Earth-like world.
Considering the number of Sun-like stars in the Milky Way, billions of Earth-like planets …

50 billion alien worlds in our Galaxy

If you go back in time,  a bit more than 15 years ago, there were only 9 known planets, the ones in our solar system! With the first definitive detection of an exoplanet orbiting another star in 1995 started the modern era of exoplanetary discovery.
Recently, the Kepler mission brought the …

Kepler: a new planetary system & Earth-sized planets

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has given its first results: among more than 1,200 planet candidates, it spotted six planets orbiting a single star, as well as dozens of potential Earth-sized planets.
Extraordinary new planetary system
The team using NASA’s Kepler space telescope announced the largest collection of planets yet spotted orbiting a single …

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