The Microsoft co-founder single-handedly revolutionized the American search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a time when no public institutions wanted to touch it.
Or, how to avoid a “Mars Attacks”-style bloodbath when we eventually encounter extraterrestrials.
Those in favor of reaching out believe if these unfriendly life forms are out there, and have the scientific advancement to travel to us, they would have already been able to find us.
When Jill Tarter enrolled in the engineering program at Cornell, she was the only woman in her classes. Since then, the radio astronomer has become the public face of the systematic search for extraterrestrial life—and had Jodie Foster play her in a...
There's still no sign of alien life, but that hasn't stopped researchers from looking for the past 50 years.
SETI researchers plan on being nosy.