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Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014

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Hello Kitty wants your space messages

Who better to deliver your greetings from space than Hello Kitty? The adorable cat happens to be on board a satellite and has been sending messages back to Earth.

By August 14, 2014

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We'll find aliens in 20 years (we just need money), astronomers say

Speaking to Congress, two astronomers from SETI describe the chances of finding aliens as almost 100 percent.

By May 23, 2014

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Language barrier? Free NASA guide delves into talk with aliens

Astronomers have long searched for life on other planets. But what happens when we find it? This e-book lays the groundwork.

By May 28, 2014

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Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens

A neuro-psychologist insists humans are so ignorant about the cosmos that any encounter with aliens would be a disaster.

By May 8, 2014

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By April 17, 2014

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Watch Russian meteorite's impact via security cam

Moments after exploding with the energy of an atomic bomb in the skies over the city of Chelyabinsk, the space rock quietly let itself into a lake outside of town, not far from the watchful eye of a security camera.

By November 15, 2013

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Kepler mission: one in five stars could host a habitable planet

NASA has announced the discovery of 833 new Kepler candidate planets, with the latest findings suggesting the number could be in the billions.

By November 4, 2013

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After 35 years, SETI celebrates its most-famous alien hunter

Jill Tarter, who was the inspiration for Jodie Foster's character in "Contact," will lead the SETI Institute's fundraising. She talked to CNET about the alien hunt, and what she'd say to them.

By May 22, 2012

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Hubble finds new moon around Neptune that Voyager missed!

The new moon is about one hundred million times fainter than the faintest star that can be seen with the naked eye.

By July 15, 2013