Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

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Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from ‘Oumuamua, an object from another solar system Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology. The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio […]

Home listening: Voyager’s Golden Record; RNCM brass band festival

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Launched into space in 1977, this ‘present from a small distant world’ is a time capsule to treasure Voyager 1 with camera and antenna trained on Jupiter. Photograph: Alamy A soundtrack of human existence: that was the ambition of the fabled Voyager Golden Record, released in 1977 (overseen by Carl Sagan), to coincide with Nasa’s […]

Is anybody out there? What Darwin can teach us about how aliens might look

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Natural selection can help us to understand life on other planets – and how much we have in common with alien species  ‘Aliens might not have two legs, or any legs, but their structure, from an evolutionary standpoint, will be much more familiar than we might think.’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Aliens could be everywhere. There […]

Clinton would consider declassifying government documents related to UFOs

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A former chief of staff in the Clinton White House says ‘I think I’ve convinced [Hillary Clinton] that we need an effort to … declassify as much as we can’ In 2005, former president Bill Clinton told a Hong Kong audience that he has been attempting to crack any ‘X-files’ the government might possess. Photograph: […]

Is ‘Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? Initial scans show no signs of technology

Mysterious object detected hurtling through our solar systemswept for radio signals, but scientists have found no evidence it is anything other than rock. An artist’s impression of the ‘Oumuamua asteroid, which scientists are scanning for signs of intelligent life. Illustration: ESO/M Kornmesser/PA The first scans for alien technology aboard a mysterious object that is barreling […]