Seth Shostak

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Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare

Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telescope image showing approximately 10,000 galaxies.In large part, thanks to NASA's Kepler spacecraft, more than ... [Published Huffington Post - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Free Foothill College Astronomy Lecture: Are We Special in the Cosmos?

Author and scholar Caleb Scharf will discuss "The Copernicus Complex."News from Foothill College:As part of the 15th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series , Columbia University Director of Astrobiology Caleb Scharf, Ph.D. , who is considered ... [Published Los Altos Patch - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 2 reports

6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality

Coneyl Jay— Let’s violate the laws of physicsScience fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar : a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and ... [Published Time - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

If You Find Alien Life, Do You Have to Report It to the Government?

Christoph NiemannA friend gets hundreds of likes for every Instagram photo. Is there any point in me liking her pics if she won't notice?W. H. Auden (1907–1973) wrote a poem about Instagram: “Looking up at the stars, I know quite well / That for all they ... [Published Wired News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Monthly Digest August, 2014

Astronomers have worked out a scheme that will allow them to detect and measure particles ten times smaller than the width of a human hair, even at many light-years distance. From the AMA (Ask Me Anything) - I'm Seth Shostak, and I direct the for extraterrestrials ... [Published Noodls - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

The Telescope We Need to Find Earth 2.0

Astronomers have discovered a multitude of new exoplanets, but is it possible to detect whether faraway world have water, oxygen, or other ingredients for life as we know it?16-meter segmented mirror telescopeNorthrop Grumman Aerospace Systems & NASA ... [Published Popular Mechanics - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Why I believe we’ll find aliens – leading expert on search for intelligent extra-terrestrial life

We come in peace. redgum , CC BY-NC-SAThe Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, explained why searching for intelligent life is so important and why we may ... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Are odds in favor of extraterrestrial life?

Almost 20 years ago, in the pages of an obscure publication called Bioastronomy News, two science giants argued over whether SETI — the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — had a chance of succeeding. Carl Sagan, as eloquent as ever, gave his standard ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

To Build the Ultimate Telescope

In interstellar terms, a ‘fast’ mission is one that is measured in decades rather than millennia. Say for the sake of argument that we achieve this capability some time within the next 200 years. Can you imagine where we’ll be in terms of telescope ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

SETI: The Casino Perspective

I like George Johnson’s approach toward SETI. In The Intelligent-Life Lottery , he talks about playing the odds in various ways, and that of course gets us into the subject of gambling. What are the odds you’ll hit the right number combination when ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

California Wildfires Obstruct Search for Extraterrestrial Activity

ET might not be able to call home now that the massive telescope operation dedicated to finding extraterrestrial activities has been interrupted due to the widespread Northern California wildfires. According to the Los Angeles Times , on Tuesday ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Will Our First Alien Visitors Come in Peace?

aliensCopyright 2013 RML Echo Films, LLC (2) Will the aliens be robots? The star, Echo, has the metallic skin and glowing-bulb eyes of a mechanical being—something like the machines SETI Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak believes we’ll ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 01 2014]

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"The bottom line of this," Shostak said, "is something like one in five of all stars may have an analog to earth. that's a lot of habitable worlds, and, indeed, the number of earths in our own galaxy might be on the order of 50 billion."
"There are times in history where humanity suddenly gained the tools to explore incredibly old questions," Shostak says, "and we'll be there—should we choose to devote the resources and time."

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Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, T... [Published Huffington Post - 1 hour ago]
The 50 Most Influential Scientific Thinkers You... [Published CEOWorld Magazine - Sep 18 2014]
Free Foothill College Astronomy Lecture: Are We... [Published Los Altos Patch - Sep 18 2014]
6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become... [Published Time - Sep 14 2014]
6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become... [Published TIME.com - Sep 14 2014]
If You Find Alien Life, Do You Have to Report I... [Published Wired News - Sep 09 2014]
Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously S... [Published Noodls - Sep 09 2014]
Monthly Digest August, 2014 [Published Noodls - Sep 05 2014]
The Telescope We Need to Find Earth 2.0 [Published Popular Mechanics - Sep 05 2014]
A know-it-all gets another chance, JR quips wit... [Published TED Blog - Aug 29 2014]
Why I believe we’ll find aliens – leading exper... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 29 2014]
Are odds in favor of extraterrestrial life? [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 23 2014]
Are We Alone In The Universe? Explore Answers W... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 21 2014]
To Build the Ultimate Telescope [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 20 2014]
SETI: The Casino Perspective [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 19 2014]
Astrobiology Symposium “Preparing for Discovery... [Published Library of Congress - Aug 15 2014]
California Wildfires Obstruct Search for Extrat... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 08 2014]
2013 Magical Team Honoree: NASA Mars Rover Curi... [Published Churchill Club - YouTube - Jul 02 2014]
Will Our First Alien Visitors Come in Peace? [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 01 2014]
Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White ... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Jun 27 2014]
Putting the ‘Giggle Factor” to Rest [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 09 2014]
The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - May 30 2014]
Will We Find Alien Life Within 20 Years? You Ca... [Published Universe Today - May 28 2014]
House Science Committee Has Investigated Aliens... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 21 2014]
Committee Examines Advances in Astrobiology Res... [Published SpaceRef - May 21 2014]
Hearing - Astrobiology and the Search for Life ... [Published SpaceRef - May 16 2014]
Night of the Red Planet: Mars Opposition 2014 C... [Published Universe Today - Apr 03 2014]
Astronomer Claims We'll Find Alien Life By Year... [Published Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome - Apr 01 2014]
Will SETI find E.T. WiFi by 2040? [Published The Reference Frame - Feb 12 2014]
New targeted ET hunt fails to find alien signals [Published Topnews.in - Jun 02 2012]
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6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become... [Published TIME.com - Sep 14 2014]
Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar: a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, ...
A know-it-all gets another chance, JR quips wit... [Published TED Blog - Aug 29 2014]
Stephen Colbert snaps a photo with TED Prize winner JR on the set of The Colbert Report Members of the TED community sure were busy this week. Below, some highlights: Legendary biologist E.O. Wilson has come out with a bold idea: that we set aside ...
Are We Alone In The Universe? Explore Answers W... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 21 2014]
The ‘ Nifty Fifty (times 4)’, a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about ...
To Build the Ultimate Telescope [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 20 2014]
In interstellar terms, a ‘fast’ mission is one that is measured in decades rather than millennia. Say for the sake of argument that we achieve this capability some time within the next 200 years. Can you imagine where we’ll be in terms of telescope ...
SETI: The Casino Perspective [Published Centauri Dreams - Aug 19 2014]
I like George Johnson’s approach toward SETI. In The Intelligent-Life Lottery , he talks about playing the odds in various ways, and that of course gets us into the subject of gambling. What are the odds you’ll hit the right number combination when ...
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