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Is there a hidden planet in our solar system?

An undiscovered planet four times larger than the Earth could be lurking in the outer solar system. Astronomer Rodney Gomes of the National Observator…

How would we approach first contact ?

If we were to ever come across an inhabitated alien planet, how would we go about contacting them ? Senior SETI astronomer Seth Shostak believes that …

Butt-Head Astronomer

A funny story from Letters of Note: Late-1993, renowned astronomer Carl Sagan learnt that Apple’s forthcoming computer, the Power Macintosh 7100, had been given a codename of “Carl Sagan” — the joke being that they would sell “billions and billions.” This was mentioned in a MacWEEK article some time later, to which Sagan sent the following [...]

Russian scientists expect to meet ET by 2031

A top Russian astronomer has predicted that we will contact alien life within the next two decades. Andrei Finkelstein is director of the Russian Acad…

Man discovers "structure" on Mars

Armchair astronomer David Martines discovered what he believes to be a building on the surface of Mars. Nicknamed “Bio-Station Alpha”, footage of the …

How many intelligent aliens are out there ?

In the vastness of the cosmos are alien civilizations common or are they few and far between ? In the 1960s astronomer Frank Drake devised an equation…

Could life have come from alien zombies ?

Taking the idea of panspermia one step further – could dead alien microbes have spread life to the Earth ? Astronomer Paul Wesson has suggested that d…

Vatican astronomer speaks out on alien life

The Pope’s astronomer has said that he believes intelligent alien life with souls may be living among the stars. Speaking at the British Science festi…

Astronomer warns of potential hostile aliens

A British astronomer has warned that contact with an advanced extraterrestrial race may not necessarily be friendly. Hollywood has long portrayed both…

Vatican considers alien life

The Vatican’s top astronomer has commented on the possibility of extraterrestrial life following a week long astrobiology conference saying that a…