An Astrophysicist on Why We Haven’t Heard From Extraterrestrials, Yet

In a recent paper penned by Amri Wandel, the astrophysicist aims to explain why extraterrestrials still haven’t made contact with us here on Earth. Wandel dives into numbers to illustrate “the size and scale of the universe as we understand it today, the probability that life exists on other worlds” and more. Essentially the Great Silence—as it’s known to SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute)—comes …

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Helsinki Plans to Use Seawater to Create Sustainable Heating Helsinki hopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and to do so the Finnish capital is planning on utilizing cold water from deep in the Baltic Sea to heat homes. Partnering with Spanish builder Acciona SA and infrastructure company YIT Oyj, the city’s power company Helen Oy will extract water from the seabed that remains at …

Two Astronomers Discuss Technosignatures in The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Macy Huston, a PhD candidate in astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, and Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the university, have penned a thought-provoking essay on technosignatures—or the signs of alien technology that could lead to discovery. Both work on SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and have addressed everything from radio waves to megastructures developed by advanced civilizations that harness …