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From Space.com: "The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake"

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February 26, 2015
Leonard David

Detecting signals from intelligent aliens is a lifelong quest of noted astronomer Frank Drake. He conducted the first modern search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) experiment in 1960. 1,536 more words

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Stories from The Sky: Astronomy in Indigenous Knowledge

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Stories from The Sky: Astronomy in Indigenous Knowledge.

 Night sky over Lake Tyrrel in Western Victoria – home of the Wergaia people. 156 more words

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2 planets may lurk in solar system beyond Pluto, study says

Published January 17, 2015

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March 26, 2014: A newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed “Sedna” is seen in this artist’s concept released by NASA. (AP) 228 more words

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From Space.com: "How We Found the Most Distant Quasar (Yet) Known"

SPACE.com

February 09, 2015
Daniel Mortlock, Imperial College London


False-color image of the field around the quasar ULAS J1120+0641 (the faint yellow source indicated by the cross hairs). 1,446 more words

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From Space.com: "How Would the World Change If We Found Alien Life?"

SPACE.com

February 06, 2015
Elizabeth Howell


If contact with extraterrestrial life is made through radio telescopes, a decipherment process may have to take place to understand the message. 1,001 more words

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From Space.com: "Mystery of the Universe's Gamma-Ray Glow Solved"

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February 05, 2015
Calla Cofield


Five years of data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope paint a picture of the universe in gamma-rays. Scientists with Fermi think the flux of gamma-rays can be explained by known sources. 1,384 more words

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From Space.com: "Does Humanity's Destiny Lie in Interstellar Space Travel? (Op-Ed)"

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January 27, 2015
Donald Goldsmith


An artist’s interpretation of utilizing a wormhole to travel through space, Thorne kick-started a serious discussion among scientists about whether or wormhole travel is possible. 2,166 more words

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