The message is going out ... and out ... and out.
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August 15, 2012 Thirty-five years ago today an astronomer wrote "Wow!" when he saw evidence of what might have been a message from deep space. One like it hasn't been detected since. Today, National Geographic's Chasing UFOs sends a reply.
Michael Fassbender plays a replicant in Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
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June 13, 2012 Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus makes us wonder about the benefits and risks of trying to artificially create life and intelligence in our labs. Could our creations destroy us?
May 29, 2012 The new twist proposed a couple of years ago is that even if the microbes are dead when the rocks crash to earth, the information in their DNA might play a role in triggering or helping life here.
May 23, 2012 Can we distinguish between ultra-advanced aliens and gods? Crazy as it may sound, commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this line of reasoning is sound and blurs the boundary between the natural and the supernatural.
SETI says that its Allen Telescope Array will be back online in September, thanks to funding secured from online donations. The array is seen here, adjacent to a cow pasture in Hat Creek, Calif.
August 16, 2011 The SETI Institute's mothballed Allen Telescope Array — which scans the universe for signs of alien life — will soon be up and running again, thanks to more than $200,000 in donations that came from people including Jodie Foster and former astronaut Bill Anders.
Life up there? Aug. 13, 2010: A meteor streaks across the sky against a field of stars; near Grazalema, southern Spain.
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March 7, 2011 While we would love to write a headline saying that proof has been found that life does (or has) existed somewhere else in the universe, the best advice for now is to wait and see.
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