planet

Life at the SETI Institute

Tag archives for planet

“Hawking Hawking”

By Dr. Mark R. Showalter Planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute It was just a few months ago that Stephen Hawking was making headlines with his bold assertion that extraterrestrial beings, if they exist, are best avoided. His argument was based in part upon…

By Dr. Mark R. Showalter Planetary Astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute In 1609, Galileo introduced to the world his new invention, the astronomical telescope. It opened up new opportunities to explore a territory that all prior generations had regarded as familiar–the night sky. In…