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SETI Institute Scientists Attend Lunar Planetary Science Conference 2016
This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.
New Year's Eve Meteor Shower February 23, 2016
Surprise Meteor Shower on New Year's Eve
A new network of video surveillance cameras in New Zealand has detected a surprise meteor shower on New Year's Eve. The shower is called the Volantids, named after the constellation Volans, the flying fish, from which the meteoroids appear to stream towards us.
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Gravity Waves and ET
The other shoe has dropped. After a century of speculation and a half-century of searching, science teams using instruments built by Caltech and MIT have made a discovery that will take up permanent residency in physics textbooks from now to the end of textbooks. They've found the gravity waves that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity predicted must pervade the cosmos.
Jill Tarter
'Creative Class' featuring Jill Tarter
The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is featured in an online series created by WeTransfer that explores influential voices in music, design and science.
Gemini Planet Imager H Band Observation November 12, 2015
Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey -- One Year Into The Survey
“This very large survey is observing 600 young stars to look for two things: giant planets orbiting them and debris disks. In our first year, we have already found what GPI was designed to discover -- a young Jupiter in orbit around a nearby star,”
Charon detail connecting lines November 09, 2015
Pluto’s Moons Spinning Wildly
Most of the familiar moons in the solar system orbit their planets deferentially, with one side always facing their host worlds. This situation is akin to horses on a carousel, with one flank perpetually facing the central axis. But these tranquil conditions don’t apply to Pluto’s small moons.
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SETI Institute to Lead New STEM Project with Girl Scouts: “Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts”
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate selected “Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts” as a new, 5-year space science education program that will bring together Girl Scouts with scientists, engineers and educators at NASA and beyond.
William Borucki October 07, 2015
WILLIAM BORUCKI RECEIVES SETI INSTITUTE’S 2015 DRAKE AWARD
On October 15, the SETI Institute will award the 2015 Frank Drake Award for Innovation in SETI and Astrobiology Research to William Borucki, who was the Principal Investigator for NASA’s Kepler mission.
Exoplanet Beta Pic b September 16, 2015
Watching an Exoplanet in Motion Around a Distant Star
In a major breakthrough for exoplanet discovery and exploration, the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is proving to be one of most powerful and effective instruments ever invented for directly imaging planets in orbit around other stars.
Enceladus' ocean September 15, 2015
SATURN’S MOON ENCELADUS HOSTS A GLOBAL OCEAN
Every square inch of Saturn’s small moon Enceladus overlies a potentially habitable ocean. Observations of Enceladus’ slight wobble as it orbits Saturn can only be explained if the outer crust floats freely from the inner core, according to scientists studying images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

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