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Life in the Universe: Part 2. The Evolution of Complex Life

The Evolution of Complex Life

Microorganisms, or single celled life forms, are hypothesized to be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy. Our own solar system has perhaps six planets and moons which may harbor living organisms. 982 more words


Breakthrough Initiative

Today Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking presents a breakthrough initiative for the search for extra terrestrial intelligence.

Astrobiology Magazine: Breakthrough initiative to accelerate the search for intelligence life in the universe… 18 more words


Yuri Milner: Why I Funded the Largest Search for Alien Intelligence Ever

On July 20, a consortium of scientists funded by billionaire investor Yuri Milner announced a $100 million project to answer one of the biggest questions in the universe: Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? 896 more words

Life in the Universe. Part 1: The Solar System

Life in the Universe

Part 1: The Solar System

It is a virtual certainty that we will discover extraterrestrial life within the next 20 years. There are many places in our solar system that would seem to make good cradles for life. 517 more words


New Horizons

On 14 July 2015 the New Horizons Spacecraft will fly past the dwarf planet Pluto which lies on the edge of our Solar System. This is the culmination of a nine and half year voyage which started when it was launched in back in January 2006. 1,748 more words



EDITOR’S COMMENT —  The last message of Pioneer 10, in the form of “a very weak signal”, was received by Earthlings on January 22, 2003, more than 30 years after the spacecraft was catapulted towards its long journey into deep space. 373 more words

Carl Sagan

New infrared telescope expands SETI’s search for alien life

For more than 50 years, scientists working on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have been scanning the heavens for a signal from beyond our solar system. 465 more words