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View Resource Life on Mars Revisited

When NASA researchers from the Johnson Space Center and Stanford University announced they had found combined evidence in 1996 "that strongly suggests primitive life may have existed on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago," scientists buzzed with excitement at the possibility of life on Mars. Two weeks ago, the discovery of rock-eating microbes one mile beneath the ocean floor (published in the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1998/0902
View Resource Evaluating the Biological Potential in Samples Returned from Planetary Satellites and Small Solar System Bodies

The National Research Council's Task Group on Sample Return from Small Solar System Bodies Space Studies Board's eight-chapter report of 1998 is newly available in online electronic format. The report's introduction states that, "As advances in the biological and planetary sciences enable a shift from mere observation to active exploration of the solar system, space missions are increasingly...

https://www.nap.edu/read/6281/chapter/1
View Resource SETI Institute

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute has as its mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, prevalence and distribution of life in the universe. The Web site contains the history and makeup of the institute, a science section that details ongoing projects and explains its telescope arrays, an education and outreach area, and other interesting news and...

http://www.seti.org/
View Resource SETI@home 3.08

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project at Berkeley is one of the most interesting ways of searching for signs of intelligent life throughout the universe. By the use of this free screensaver, users will be assisting in the processing of data collected at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. When users aren't using their terminals, the computer will essentially be examining...

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
View Resource SETI@home 3.08

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project at Berkeley is one of the most interesting ways of searching for signs of intelligent life throughout the universe. By the use of this free screensaver, users will be assisting in the processing of data collected at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. When users aren't using their terminals, the computer will essentially be examining...

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
View Resource The Society for Planetary SETI Research

"The Society for Planetary SETI Research (SPSR) is an organization of scientists and scholars from a variety of disciplines formed around their common interest in anomalies on planets and their satellites whose origins may be the result of intelligent activity." Users can discover the challenges faced by the group and its main research interests. The website supplies peer-reviewed journal...

http://spsr.utsi.edu/
View Resource Exploring Space: The Quest for Life

The search through the cosmos for intelligent life, or any life for that matter, continues to fascinate everyone from dedicated scientists working for NASA to such personages as Shirley MacLaine. Broad in its scope, and innovative in its use of computer-animated deep-space imagery, this program from PBS explores the various mysteries about the origins of life that may lie in outer space. This site...

http://www.pbs.org/exploringspace/
View Resource New evidence from Saturn's moon Titan suggests possibility of alien life and reveals new clues about early Earth as well

Saturn moon offers hints of early life on Earth http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2010-06-06-titan_N.htm Titan: NASA Scientists discover evidence 'that alien life exists on Saturn's moon' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7805069/Titan-Nasa-scientists-discover-evidence-that-alien-life-exists-on-Saturns-moon.html Astrobiologist tries to set the record straight...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/0611
View Resource As the search for extraterrestrial life continues, questions old and new resurface

U.N. Weighs How to Answer a Knock on Earth's Door http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/world/09nations.html United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/ SETI Institute: Allen Telescope Array http://www.seti.org/ata Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Solar System: Resolving the Fermi Paradox http://www.rfreitas.com/Astro/ResolvingFermi1983.htm Voyager "The...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/1015