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FDL group photo June 30, 2016
Frontier Development Lab is a six-week long research accelerator, championed by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and hosted at the SETI Institute, that engages young researchers from around the world to take on one of the truly existential threats to our species.
 Trappist 1 artist impression
ATA Checks Out Nearby Planetary System
Could extraterrestrial intelligence be relatively nearby? With that possibility in mind, the Allen Telescope Array has been used to observe planets around the star Trappist 1 – a target that is a mere 40 light-years distant.
Phantom Planets
Phantom Planets
The Kepler Project has been enormously successful at finding planets around other stars. Over 1000 have been confirmed to date, with more than 3,500 additional candidates awaiting independent confirmation in the near future.
report april 2016
Activity Report of the SETI Institute - April 2016
Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding mankind’s knowledge and understanding in the search for life beyond Earth. Their work includes publication in peer-reviewed journals, research presentations and speaking engagements, technical reports, intellectual property filings and more. As part of their outreach and commitment to share the Institute’s science and research, we are posting our monthly “Activity Report of the Carl Sagan Center” which catalogs the work of our scientists.
ATA observing now
We’re Searching Now!
SETI Institute engineer and observer Jon Richards has crafted a real-time, information-rich web site that is the next-best thing to driving to the Cascade Mountains. You get several video views of the Array’s 42 antennas as they pirouette across the heavens hunting for alien transmissions, and a sky map pinpointing which star system is getting our attention.
shoreline stand and Tsunami deposites
Evidence for Tsunamis in an Ancient Martian Ocean and the Search for Habitable Environments
Early in its geological history, Mars was thought to have experienced massive outpourings of ground water that erupted from beneath an ice-rich permafrost, carving the enormous flood channels still seen today, and inundating large regions of the northern plains to form an ocean.
saturn rings
How Old Are Saturn’s Rings?
For decades, there has been vigorous debate about the age of Saturn’s rings. Are they as old as the planet, or are they relatively new and we’re just lucky to be around at the same time as they are?
Water on Mars May 26, 2016
A science team led by Adrian Brown of the SETI Institute has measured the seasonal changes in Mars northern ice cap, and finds a net deposition each year that’s slightly more than the thickness of a human hair.
congratulations to Dr Janice Bishop
SETI’s Dr. Janice Bishop Wins Award for Clay Science Research on Mars
SETI Institute researcher Dr. Janice Bishop has been awarded the prestigious Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award for her work identifying clays on Mars. She will be giving an invited lecture at the 53rd Annual Clay Minerals Society meeting in Atlanta, GA, June 6th, 2016.
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SETI Institute at Baycon 2016
Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, 2016 in San Mateo, California. BayCon is the San Francisco Bay Area's main science fiction and fantasy convention Join SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, Research scientist Michael Busch and SETI Institute Trustee Andrew Fraknoi for a weekend of science fiction fun.