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Imagining Your Future: Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop
NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) will host a community workshop at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on February 27–28 and March 1, 2017.
A Nearby Galactic Empire?
It’s a dim bulb of a star, but its weak light may fall on living beings. Trappist 1, a red dwarf star that’s a short 39 light-years’ distant, is hitting the headlines again.
Winston Churchill and E.T.
It was 1939, and the storm of history’s greatest conflict was gathering on the European continent. The situation for Britain was ominous.
Marsfest 2017
Join us for MarsFest, March 10 - 12, 2017
We are proud to announce the 5rd Annual MarsFest in Death Valley National Park from March 10 - 12, 2017
Ceres in false color January 18, 2017
Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged
Using data primarily gathered by SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a team of astronomers has detected the presence of substantial amounts of material on the surface of Ceres that appears to be fragments of other asteroids.
Meteor streams
Meteoroid Streams in the Solar System
From where do meteors come? NASA is mapping meteoroid streams in a project led by SETI Institute's Peter Jenniskens. Now visualized in 3D!
Nathalie Cabrol December 12, 2016
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). If you missed it, you can still sign up at AGU to watch the recorded stream once they make it available.
John Glenn
John Glenn 1921-2016
He wasn’t the first human to orbit the Earth, but he was the second. And the first American.
passage to mars
PASSAGE TO MARS Wins Best Non-Fiction Feature Film Award
The documentary film on the epic Northwest Passage Drive Expedition led by SETI Institute's Pascal Lee, gets top award at 2016 Raw Science Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA
Report Nov
Activity Report of the SETI Institute - October 2016
As the winter rains move in to Bay Area and the days get shorter, SETI Institute scientists are still keeping busy. They continue to unravel more puzzles about our local celestial neighbors, as well as other worlds many light-years away.