SETI Institute in the news

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. The presence of the underground lake still needs to be confirmed, but it’s promising news for astrobiologists hoping to locate environments that…
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 such as computer science, engineering, robotics, and space sciences. Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts, funded by…
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. But it did make a fiery entry into the skies over Botswana, flashing brilliantly in a fireball witnessed by sky watchers and security cameras. In…
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. missions to space address the threat of biological contamination – both of Earth and by Earth. While an extraterrestrial plague may be the distressing scenario played out in the imaginations of science-fiction writers and…
NASA frontier development lab banner

SETI Institute in the news June 21 - 27, 2018

The Frontier of AI Technology and Space Exploration: Frontier Development Lab at the SETI Institute Datanami highlighted the start of Frontier Development Lab (FDL), an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator hosted by the SETI Institute as a partnership with NASA Ames Research Center along with private sector partners: SETI was an early adopter of data analytics, machine…
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. In partnership with the SETI Institute and NASA, the Girls Scouts offer their girls a chance to get hands-on experience with STEM (science, technology,…
Andrew Siemion

SETI Institute in the news Apr 9 - 15

SETI Institute Names Andrew Siemion to Bernard Oliver Chair of SETI Research A recent press release announced the appointment of astrophysicist and founding Director of the U.C. Berkeley SETI Research Center to the Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI Research at the SETI Institute. Dr. Siemion will be serving the role previously held by SETI Institute co-founder, Jill Tarter, who will hold the title…
Enrico Fermi

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Apr 23 - 29, 2018

Asking the Big Questions The recent release of “James Cameron’s Story of Sci-Fi” on AMC has reinvigorated public interest in the big questions that tantalize the imaginations of science-fiction writers and scientists alike. These questions – what is possible, what is out there, and are we alone? – are anything but fantasy for the SETI Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand, and…
ufo

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2018

Jill Tarter: This Century We Are Going to Find Life Beyond Earth The internet is still abuzz following Jill Tarter’s recent presentation at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Cross Cultural Management summit. The SETI Institute co-founder and holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute gave a talk titled “A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves…
Nathalie Cabrol

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Mar 19 - 25, 2018

Explore Otherworldly Terrain with Nathalie Cabrol Gorgeously photographed scenes of the hauntingly stark high Andes of Chile grace the pages of the New York Times Magazine, the otherworldly beauty a captivating visual companion to the profile on Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) team leader. Dr. Cabrol’s work as an…