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Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919, CC BY-NC-SA Kevin Knuth, University at Albany, State University of New York Are we alone? Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory.…

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How unique is our universe? Jaime Salcido/Durham University, Author provided

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse How unique is our universe? Jaime Salcido/Durham University, Author provided Richard Bower, Durham University Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small…

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Artist’s impression of Proxima b, a planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri within the closest known star system outside of our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser), CC BY-SA

Can Artificial Intelligence help find alien intelligence?

Can Artificial Intelligence help find alien intelligence? Artist’s impression of Proxima b, a planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri within the closest known star system outside of our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser), CC BY-SA Michael P. Oman-Reagan, Memorial University of Newfoundland In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), we’ve often…

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Mars seen by Viking. NASA / USGS

Our rover could discover life on Mars – here’s what it would take to prove it

Our rover could discover life on Mars – here’s what it would take to prove it Mars seen by Viking. NASA / USGS Claire Cousins, University of St Andrews Finding past or present microbial life on Mars would without doubt be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.…

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Newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth

Newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth Dave Strom/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Buried within the archives of a museum in Missouri, an essay on the search for alien life has come to light, 78…

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Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth What message would you send to outer space? NASA/JPL-Caltech, CC BY Jason Wright, Pennsylvania State University Forty years ago, NASA launched Voyager I and II to explore the outer solar system. The twin spacecraft both visited Jupiter…

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