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Osiris Rex September 06, 2016
MISSION TO EXAMINE THE PAST AND SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, September 8th. Its mission is to rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in 2018, take a sample from its surface, and return that sample to Earth in 2023.
RATAN-600
A SETI Signal?
A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers.
artist impression of planet
The World in Our Backyard
Astronomers using large optical telescopes in Chile have discovered an Earth-size world around our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.
July report
Activity Report of the SETI Institute July 2016
It’s near the end of summertime, and the livin’ is easy. However, 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. Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding both our knowledge and understanding in the quest to find life beyond Earth.
AWARDS FOR EXOPLANET RESEARCH July 27, 2016
AWARDS FOR EXOPLANET RESEARCH
Three SETI Institute scientists have received NASA’s most prestigious honors for their work in the burgeoning field of exoplanet research.
meteor
Can we avoid the same fate as the dinosaurs?
gamma ray bursts
Danger, Will Robinson
The night sky, at least when you can see it, appears placid, serene and as inviting as a cold brew on a muggy afternoon. Don’t be fooled. The real universe is a nasty mélange of stuff that’s mostly scorching hot or bitterly cold. The blackness of space is shot through with lethal particles and radiation. Without doubt, the “final frontier,” often depicted as a beguiling playground for our Spandex-attired descendants, is deceptively treacherous.

SETI Institute logo animation
Check out the animated version of our new logo
saturns rings
Could Saturn's rings be very young?
mars question
Are microscopic Martians buried here?

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