Tag: SETI

Set 05

Frb: in quella galassia sta accadendo qualcosa | MEDIA INAF

Le osservazioni al Green Bank Telescope di una galassia nana a tre miliardi di anni luce dalla Terra rivelano 15 fast radio bursts (Frb), lampi radio di brevissima durata. Il picco è attorno ai 7 GHz: è la prima volta che i bursts provenienti da quella galassia vengono osservati a frequenze così alte Sorgente: Frb: …

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Ott 06

KIC 8462852? Nessuna megastruttura aliena « MEDIA INAF

Una campagna di osservazioni ottiche dell’oggetto KIC 8462852, condotte al Boquete Optical SETI Observatory a Panama, non ha dato risultati positivi sulla eventuale presenza di megastrutture in orbita attorno alla stella. I risultati, pubblicati su ApJ Letters, suggeriscono che l’anomalia della curva di luce può essere dovuta a frammenti di una cometa che si trovano …

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Feb 26

Eying exomoons in the search for E.T. >> SETI

When I was young, the only planets we knew about were the ones in our own solar system. Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation. We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. …

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Feb 25

Going Interstellar – SETI Institute

Imagine getting to Mars in just 3 days… or putting points beyond our solar system within our reach. New propulsion technologies could one day take us to these cosmic destinations making space travel truly interstellar! NASA 360 joins Professor Philip Lubin, University of California Santa Barbara, as he discusses his NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) …

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Gen 12

Kepler marks 1,000th exoplanet discovery, uncovers more small worlds in habitable zones >> SETI Institute

Kepler has now discovered more than 100 confirmed alien planets during its second-chance K2 mission, researchers announced today (Jan. 5) here at the 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The $600 million Kepler mission launched in March 2009, tasked with determining how commonly Earth-like planets occur throughout the Milky Way galaxy. Kepler has been incredibly successful, finding …

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Dic 16

KIC 8462852? Nessuna megastruttura aliena « MEDIA INAF

Una campagna di osservazioni ottiche dell’oggetto KIC 8462852, condotte al Boquete Optical SETI Observatory a Panama, non ha dato risultati positivi sulla eventuale presenza di megastrutture in orbita attorno alla stella. I risultati, pubblicati su ApJ Letters, suggeriscono che l’anomalia della curva di luce può essere dovuta a frammenti di una cometa che si trovano …

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Ott 29

Maybe It’s Time To Stop Snickering About Aliens : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

This may be the moment for all of us sober, rational, boring scientists to stop with our quick dismissals, as beyond them hides a much more interesting reality, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. Sorgente: Maybe It’s Time To Stop Snickering About Aliens : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

Ott 01

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission >> NASA

NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids. Sorgente: NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission | NASA