An overview on Project Phoenix
By: Eve Redstone
Project Phoenix rose from the ashes of the SETI project , which was cancelled by the American Congress in 1993. Project Phoenix aims to detect extra-terrestrial civilizations by a targeted search of outer space for radio signals being beamed towards us, either deliberately or accidentally. .The...
What was the Arecibo Broadcast?
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is a radio astronomy facility that includes the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world, some 300 metres across and is operated by Cornell University on behalf of the United States National Science Foundation. Completed in 1963, it underwent...
What was the Arecibo Broadcast?
By: Eve Redstone
The Arecibo broadcast was a message deliberately beamed into space from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico to commemorate its upgrading in 1974. The Arecibo telescope was originally built in 1963 in a natural Karst sinkhole, forming the largest curved focusing dish on earth...
By: Meghan Rizzo
In the 16th Century, Copernicus posed the idea that the Earth was not the center of the solar system, shattering the belief of the rather self-centered human race that the universe does not revolve around us. Over the many following years, our knowledge about...
The history of SETI
By: Edward M. Maclachlan
With everybody talking about the so-called "SETI", you may be wondering about now exactly what is that? SETI, or Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, is the name for various activities which are carried out in an attempt to discover intelligent extraterrestrial life. The Institute was founded...
By: John Traveler
High on a plateau in north eastern California, boarded on the east by the most northern extent of the Sierra Nevada and to the west by volcanic peaks of the southern most extent of the Cascade range, is a little valley named after a creek...
By: Elton Gahr
It's nearly impossible to imagine just how big of an event it would be if SETI found a message from another species. Intelligence, somewhere else in the universe, calling out to us in the darkness. It would change everything. Similar to the first images of...
By: John Traveler
What goes up must come down. It's a true statement, but the missing argument of the equation is when? Ever since the Russians launched the first Sputnik in 1957, the United States and Russia have been launching satellites into low, medium, and geosynchronous orbits. In...
Extraterrestrial life: Fact or fiction
By: Tom Barnes - 518296
Throughout the ages man has gazed into the stars and questioned the possibility of life outside of Earth. Scientists and philosophers have spent lifetimes searching to find the existence of extraterrestrial life. However, this search has posed more questions than it has answered. Can...
By: Elton Gahr
When most people think of SETI they think of the radio telescopes that search for signals from extra terrestrials, but since we have no facts about how these aliens might choose to communicate and so we search in every way that we can think of...

 

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