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  1. NASA Funds 2 New Research Institutes to Help Humanity Explore Deep SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 |

    NASA will spend up to $30 million over the next five years to set up and support two new institutes dedicated to helping humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system. The two Space Technology Research Institutes - each of which will receive up to $15 million of NASA funding over a five-year "period of performance" - will aim to develop new technologies in the fields of biomanufacturing and materials, agency officials said.


  2. These Scary Things in Space Will Haunt Your DreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 |

    Witches, ghosts and ghouls don't just haunt the Earth on Halloween night - such spooky figures exist throughout the universe, too. Here are some of the most spine-chilling space photos to scare your pants off this Halloween.


  3. 'Aliens?!' How the News Will Spread in a Digital AgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 |

    When the SETI community adopted protocols for telling the world that ET exists, people mostly got their news from radio, TV and newspapers. The year was 1989.


  4. Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals, Study ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 |

    A study published in October 2016 reported the detection of odd light pulses coming from 234 of 2.5 million stars observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's 2.5-meter telescope in New Mexico . These pulses are consistent with signals that intelligent aliens might produce, the study authors claimed.


  5. 'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI SearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 |

    The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will spend $100 million over the next 10 years to hunt for signals possibly produced by alien civilizations, is set to begin studying Tabby's star with the 330-foot-wide Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, project team members announced Tuesday . "The Green Bank Telescope is the largest fully steerable radio telescope on the planet, and it's the largest, most sensitive telescope that's capable of looking at Tabby's star given its position in the sky," Breakthrough Listen co-director Andrew Siemion, who also directs the Berkeley SETI Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement.


  6. Volcanic Eruptions on Jupiter's Moon Io Tracked Over TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 |

    Two of the biggest telescopes on Earth have let astronomers capture some of the best views of long-term volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io. Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.


  7. Will We Ever Find E.T.? NASA Talks First Contact 'Star Trek'-StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 |

    Is anyone else out there? Humans have asked this question ever since we could look up at the stars, but hundreds of thousands of years later, we still don't have a satisfactory answer. Logic would seem to dictate that there's other intelligent life out there , and yet it also suggests that if there is, it may have found us by now.


  8. WISE: NASA's Infrared Asteroid HunterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 |

    NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is a space telescope launched in 2009 to map the entire sky in infrared wavelengths. Its goal was to find objects that had not been imaged before, including very bright galaxies, very cold stars, and nearby asteroids and comets.


  9. SETI & the Search for Extraterrestrial LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 |

    The SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, California is now searching 20,000 red dwarf stars for signs of intelligent life. The billions of stars in the night sky can give rise to the question, are we alone in the universe? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence seeks to answer that question by hunting for signs of advanced civilizations in the cosmos.


  10. Planet Nine: Theories About the Hypothetical PlanetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2016 |

    Artist's illustration of Planet Nine, a hypothesized world about 10 times more massive than Earth that may orbit in the far outer solar system. Doomsayers' fears about the putative planet are unfounded, experts stress.


  11. Kickstarter Project Aims to 'Back Up Humanity' in Cosmic CloudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 |

    All of the books ever written, the genetic blueprint for human life and much of the other information that defines us as a species could soon be riding laser beams toward faraway exoplanets . A new project called "Voices of Humanity" aims to send all of this stuff and more out into the "cosmic cloud," just in case something terrible happens to us here on Earth.


  12. Sun-Stripped Mars Can Help NASA's MAVEN Provide Exoplanet InsightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 |

    When it comes to understanding how terrestrial planets evolve around other stars, Mars may provide a good stand-in. Early Mars once boasted an atmosphere and even oceans, but as the active sun evolved, it began to strip the Red Planet of its air, a process that has also been spotted in action outside the solar system.


  13. What's Hiding Below Jupiter's Clouds? New Radio Map Reveals Ammonia SwirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 |

    A new radio map of Jupiter, built with data from the Very Large Array in New Mexico, shows the movement of ammonia gas in the planet's atmosphere. Here, new radio measurements are compared with a visible-light map from Hubble Space Telescope images, in approximate true color.


  14. Are We Alone? Scientists Discuss the Search for Life and Odds of E.T.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 |

    What are the odds that alien life exists elsewhere in the universe? At a major physics meeting, experts talked about updates to historic predictions about whether humans are alone in the cosmos. In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake wrote an equation to quantify the likelihood of finding a technologically advanced civilization elsewhere in the universe.


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