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Oct 21, 2021

Why extraterrestrial intelligence is more likely to be artificial than biological

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It’s Time to welcome our Space Brothers.


Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? It’s a question that has been debated for centuries, if not millenia. But it is only recently that we’ve had an actual chance of finding out, with initiatives such as Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) using radio telescopes to actively listen for radio messages from alien civilisations.

What should we expect to detect if these searches succeed? My suspicion is that it is very unlikely to be little green men—something I speculated about at a talk at a Breakthrough Listen (a Seti project) conference.

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Oct 20, 2021

China’s New FAST Telescope Could Detect Alien Probes in Our Solar System

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Even swarms of self-replicating robots.

If alien civilizations exist, they may have opened a Pandora’s box.

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Oct 10, 2021

Fermi Paradox: 71 years later, SETI may have solved the cosmic mystery

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“Where is everybody?”


The Fermi Paradox has perplexed scientists for years. We examine the possibility that we haven’t heard from any aliens is because no one is transmitting.

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Oct 6, 2021

Scientists identify two galaxies that could be home to hyper-advanced alien life

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Two of the galaxies they searched in had some unusual activity.


A team of astronomers are searching for Type III alien civilization among the galaxies, the most advanced type of extraterrestrial life.

Oct 5, 2021

Life on Mars? After Inspiration4, what SpaceX advisor sees for the future

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“There’s a possibility…that we’ll find life on Mars in the next 20 years”


Astronaut Garrett Reisman, who helped develop SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, has a bold vision of the future of space.

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Oct 4, 2021

Could Simulation Theory Explain Why “Space is Hard”?

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What if none of this is real? What if everything we see, hear, touch, taste, smell, and perceive is part of a gigantic simulation designed to keep us contained? And what if the beings who built this simulation are part of a highly advanced alien species that created the simulation so they could study us and keep us under control.

This is the essence of the “Zoo Hypothesis,” which is a proposed resolution to the Fermi Paradox. It is also sometimes referred to as the “Planetarium Hypothesis” as a way of clarifying that the intention of the big simulation is not to protect but to control. Moreover, the zookeepers in this scenario have designed the simulation so that humanity won’t suspect they are living in a cage.

Oct 2, 2021

Space Force: A New Domain with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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How much of your life is touched by space? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down the newest branch of the US military, The Space Force, with Charles Liu, Major General DeAnna Burt, and Dr. Moriba Jah. Is this one step closer to Star Wars?

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Oct 2, 2021

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

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There might be billions, even trillions, of rogue planets in the Milky Way. Could they support life? How can we find out?


The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know of with life is Earth and sunlight fuels life here. But some estimates say there are many more rogue planets roaming through space, not bound to or warmed by any star.

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Sep 27, 2021

How neutron star collisions flooded Earth with gold and other precious metals

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It killed some alternate ideas about gravity, too!


The universe is pretty good at smashing things together. And when neutron stars do it, the collisions release a flood of elements necessary for life.

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Sep 24, 2021

NASA’s Got A New, Big Telescope. It Could Find Hints Of Life On Far-Flung Planets

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The James Webb Space Telescope will let scientists study small, rocky planets around distant stars in more detail than ever before. After decades of work, it could head into orbit later this year.

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