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Search for ET Centers Around Newly-discovered Earth-like Planets

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC+0)

The recent discovery of Earth-like planets has changed the way scientists look for life on other planets, according to the scientist who inspired Jodie Foster’s character in  “Contact,” a 1997 film about the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter, director of the SETI Institute’s Center for SETI Research in California, has devoted her […]

Are We Alone in the Universe?

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC+0)

Many of  us believe finding some form of  life beyond our own planet is inevitable,  and the recent discovery of Earth-like planets – in a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface – has renewed excitement about eventually finding extra-terrestrial life. However,  two Princeton University researchers suggest those expectations may be more […]

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