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Geminids Meteor shower Dec. 12 -15, 2017
Be on the lookout for the Geminids meteor shower, it should be visible from December 12-15, peaking on the 13th.
December 12, 2017
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Applications to the Research Experience for Undergraduates at the SETI Institute are Now Open!
The application process for the SETI Institute’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is now open, and the application deadline is February 1, 2018.
December 11, 2017
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Big Picture Science Radio Show: With All Our Mites
You can’t see ‘em, but your face is a festival of face mites. And a new study finds that hundreds of different tiny spiders, beetles, make your home their home. Most are harmless, even beneficial. But bed bugs are pests and the sequencing of their genome may help us end their nightly nuisance. So when it comes to bugs, when do we accommodate and when do we attack?
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
December 08, 2017
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Perks, Inspiration and Progress – A Laser SETI Update
We continue to make progress on Laser SETI. Laser SETI will be the best way to find laser flashes from another civilization by placing specialized cameras around the globe to look for flashes from deep space.
December 04, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - November 13 – November 26, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
December 01, 2017

There’s Still Time to Help Name New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target
The deadline for the Frontier Worlds campaign to nickname New Horizons’ next flyby target, MU69, has been extended until midnight on December 6.
November 30, 2017
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We just beamed a signal at space aliens. Was that a bad idea?
In a valley eight miles southeast of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, a radar antenna has just transmitted a short bit of radio programming to potential alien listeners: some specially composed electronic music and a tutorial about geometry and the use of binary numbers.
November 22, 2017
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Why is it so cold on Pluto?
A new paper in Nature, co-authored by SETI Institute scientist Hiroshi Imanaki, lead author, Xi Zhang, University of Santa Cruz, explains that haze is the cause of Pluto’s cold temperature.
November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017
SETI Institute Fellow, Edna DeVore, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS is recognizing Edna for her distinguished contributions to astronomy education and to the professional communities working to increase appreciation for and understanding of the universe.

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