SETI Institute in the News

Lake Henshaw occultation group

SETI Institute in the news August 16 - August 22, 2018

Unistellar’s eVscope Offers a Rare Glimpse of Pluto SETI Institute senior research scientist Franck Marchis was joined by Mat Kaplan, host of the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio, on a stargazing trip to observe Pluto’s occultation.
Perseids Meteor Shower

SETI Institute in the news August 9 - August 15, 2018

Shooting Stars: New Sky Surveillance System Observes Perseid Meteor Shower A new meteor video surveillance system has been activated at Meteor Crater in the northern Arizona desert.
Image of the grey and white Super Moon against a black background

SETI Institute in the news August 2 - August 8, 2018

Planetary Protection: the Moon and Beyond How “clean” is the moon? Although early manned missions to the moon took strict measures to prevent backwards contamination (the introduction of harmful extraterrestrial organisms to Earth), our moon proved to be lifeless.
Two men looking up at July 2018's lunar eclipse, where Mars can be seen.

SETI Institute in the news July 26 - August 1, 2018

All About Mars Mars has been a bit of a media darling lately. Recently, it has been closer to the Earth than it’s been since 2003.
orbital view of the south polar cap on Mars, where scientists using radar may have found a buried watery reservoir

SETI Institute in the news July 19 - July 25, 2018

Liquid Water on Mars? New Evidence of Underground Lake Exciting data has been reported in the journal Science, revealing that radar scans of Mars indicate the presence of liquid salt water a mile beneath the surface of the red planet’s southern pole.
New Girl Scout Badges which include badges in Space Exploration, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics.

SETI Institute in the news July 12 - July 18, 2018

Girls Take Charge, Reach for the Stars: New Badges Announced by Girl Scouts of the USA The Girl Scouts of the USA has long been committed to encouraging leadership and excellence in girls, and now has announced 30 new badges to help girls develop skills in fields s
Meteorite from asteroid found in Botswana

SETI Institute in the news July 5 - July 11, 2018

SETI Scientist Peter Jenniskens Helps Locate Meteorite in Rare Find On June 2, 2018, the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey detected a small asteroid, too small to pose a threat to Earth as it was expected to disintegrate in the atmosphere.
The Mars Rover

SETI Institute in the news June 28 - July 4, 2018

Planetary Protection: Protecting Both Earth AND Other Planets Challenges await the new NASA planetary protection officer, Lisa Pratt, who’s charged with ensuring U.S.
Pine Mountain Observatory

SETI Institute in the News June 14 - 20, 2018

Girls Reach for the Stars with SETI Institute and NASA Program Two young women in Pomeroy, Washington are enjoying a unique opportunity to pursue their astronomical aspirations with the Girl Scouts of America, according to a local news source.
ultima thule

SETI Institute in the news June 7 -13, 2018

New Horizons Awake and Approaching Ultima Thule Recently revived after a five-month scheduled hibernation, NASA’s New Horizons is preparing for its encounter with the farthest world explored yet by humankind.