Alien Life

Read News related to Alien life or Extraterrestrial life on -or- outside Earth, life beyond earth, latest updates and news on alien hypothetical life forms. Know about EPFL scientist Claudio Grimaldi’s new tool to detect signals that an extraterrestrial society might emit, distant solar system object distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X and much more.

  • Ticking Oxygen Clocks
    Does life exist on other planets? An atmosphere rich in oxygen is the most likely source of energy for complex life to exist anywhere in the Universe.
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  • Radio Free Earth
    In Part Three in the series on stellar and terrestrial evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the PBS/NOVA Series "Origins", discusses the limits of radio searches for extraterrestrial life.
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  • Templating Ourselves
    In Part Two in the series on stellar and terrestrial evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the PBS/NOVA Series "Origins", discusses the human tendency of being self-centered, and how that can shape our reality and cloud our vision
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  • Listening for ET: Two Decades
    The SETI Institute predicts that we'll detect an extraterrestrial transmission within twenty years. Within a year, the first thirty dishes of a huge telescope array will be operational, forming the basis of a giant ear that listens for intelligent beings in space.
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  • SETI Institute (Instituto SETI) prevê que detectaremos transmissão extraterrestre dentro de vinte anos. Dentro de um ano, as primeiras trinta antenas de um enorme conjunto de telescópios estará operacional, formando a base de uma orelha gigante que procura por seres inteligentes no espaço.
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  • Earthlings’ Low Signal-to-Noise?
    Our most efficient attempts to broadcast our planet's existence to another civilization would resemble the thermal radiation emitted by stars. By analogy, more advanced worlds would likely do the same, making our chances of listening in hard to distinguish from hearing stellar noise.
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  • Earthlings' Low Signal-to-Noise?
    Our most efficient attempts to broadcast our planet's existence to another civilization would resemble the thermal radiation emitted by stars. By analogy, more advanced worlds would likely do the same, making our chances of listening in hard to distinguish from hearing stellar noise.
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  • Marketing to the Mothership
    It is sometimes said that the best form of advertising is education. But what products would our global marketplace tolerate at the borders of an encounter with another, perhaps far different civilization? To get some perspective, an expert entertains the question of how to advertise
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  • Headshake to SETI Headfake
    Did the famous screensaver, SETI@home, uncover the first strong evidence for an extraterrestrial signal? The SETI Institute's Seth Shostak discusses how hyperbole can misrepresent the last addition to a list of stellar candidates.
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  • ET: Send Mail, Don’t Phone
    If an extraterrestrial civilization wanted to maximize its chances of being discovered by another civilization, the best bet may not ride on radio waves. Instead Rutgers engineers make the case for a 'message in a bottle' SETI strategy.
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