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'Strong signal' stirs interest in hunt for alien life

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:01 AM

A strong signal detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life stirs interest among the scientific community

The RATAN-600 radiotelescope. Image courtesy WikiMedia Commons

Russian billionaire, Hawking unveil plan to reach Alpha Centauri

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Billionaire Russian investor Yuri Milner and British cosmologist Stephen Hawking are are spearheading the Breakthrough Starshot team of scientists

AMBITIOUS PROJECT. Scientist and investor Yuri Milner holds up a prototype of the 'Star Chip,' a small robotic space craft that will enable intersteller space travel as he poses with Professor Stephen Hawking at the New Space Exploration Initiative 'Breakthrough Starshot' Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images/AFP

Stephen Hawking launches biggest-ever search for alien life

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur Yuri Milner who is funding the Breakthrough Listen initiative says it will be the most intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of alien civilization

BREAKTHROUGH. British scientist Stephen Hawking speaks during a press conference in London, Britain, July 20, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Tiny 'life detector' could sense alien movement –study

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The detector introduces a new method of searching for life on other planets

LIFE OUT THERE. The nanomotion detector can help advance the search life on other planets

NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:59 AM

The Mars 2020 mission would build on the work being done by NASA s Curiosity rover which has been exploring the red planet since August 2012

NEXT MARS ROVER. Artist's concept of Mars 2020 rover. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech