How We Go Looking For Life on Other Planets

There are, as best we can estimate, hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe. (There may be more.) Average galaxies carry the weight of hundreds of billions of stars. If a habitable planet whirls around just one star in every million, the number of worlds which could harbor life would number in the… » 9/02/13 12:00pm 9/02/13 12:00pm

New Mexico Radio Telescope Hears Jupiter-Area Calls

Scientists seem to be focused on extraterrestrial mobile phone service recently, first planning for them on the moon and now claiming the ability to detect a cellular call on Jupiter. This half-billion-mile range is made possible by upgrading their Very Large Array radio telescope to handle digital data streams. » 2/24/08 7:00pm 2/24/08 7:00pm