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Astronaut field testing May 17, 2013
Field Tests in Mojave Desert Pave Way for Human Exploration of Small Bodies
Mountain View, California - A team of researchers from the SETI Institute, the Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, and the space robotics company Honeybee Robotics, has successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.
Kepler 62f system April 19, 2013
Has Kepler Found Ideal SETI-target Planets?
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a new planetary system that is home to five small planets around a slightly smaller star than our Sun.

NASA Doubles Down on Exoplanets and the SETI Institute Will Be Part of the Search
NASA's Astrophysics Explorer Program has selected the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission to fly in 2017. SETI Institute scientist Jon M. Jenkins, co-investigator for data processing for both TESS and Kepler, will lead the development, design and operations of the TESS Data Processing Group (DPG) at NASA Ames Research Center.
MarsFest 2013
Join us for the Second Annual MarsFest in Death Valley National Park: Linking Extremes of Earth and Space!
We are proud to announce the Second Annual MarsFest (formerly Mars and the Mojave Festival) in Death Valley National Park from March 1st to March 3rd, 2013!
Planetary Lake Lander
Planetary Lake Lander Team Heads to Chile
Research scientist, Dr. Nathalie Cabrol and her team head to Chile to collect environmental and biological data in and around Laguna Negra to study how the Lake Lander probe senses its environment.
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We’re grateful to have you by our side as we explore the vast cosmic ocean, asking questions, making discoveries, learning more about our universe and ourselves.
Planetary impact
A New Model for the Origin of the Moon
Matija Ćuk and Sarah Stewart propose a new model to explain the remarkably similar chemistry of the Earth and Moon. Published in Science Magazine online 17 October 2012.
Io Volcanic Activity
Monitoring Io’s Insane Volcanic Activity from the Comfort of Earth
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home.

The Birth of SETI Institute
The SETI Institute celebrates its 29 anniversary today. Read co-founder Tom Pierson's story about the establishment of the SETI Institute in 1984.

Earth Speaks
People from around the world are invited to submit pictures, sounds, and text messages that they would want to send to other worlds. The project aims to foster a dialogue about what we should say to extraterrestrial intelligence, as well as whether or not we should be sending intentional messages.

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