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Join us for the Celestial Centennial & MarsFest Symposium, April 8 - 10 2016

The SETI Institute, National Park Service, NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), and Death Valley Natural History Association are proud to collaborate this year to again bring educators, scientists, the public and National Park enthusiasts together to celebrate Death Valley Celestial Centennial.
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    The SETI Institute, National Park Service, NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), and Death Valley Natural History Association are proud to collaborate this year to again bring educators, scientists, the public and National Park enthusiasts together to celebrate Death Valley Celestial Centennial.

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  • It’s as if someone in a galaxy far, far away rang a loud bell. Could it be a signal from aliens trying to get in touch? Or is it something hitherto unknown, but still completely natural? The ring came in the form of a fast radio burst (FRB), a phenomenon that’s been causing astronomers to scratch their scalps for nearly a decade.

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  • meteor show Futselaar

    A new network of video surveillance cameras in New Zealand has detected a surprise meteor shower on New Year's Eve. The shower is called the Volantids, named after the constellation Volans, the flying fish, from which the meteoroids appear to stream towards us.

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  • Eve of Disruption

    Only two of the following three creations have had lasting scientific or cultural impact: The telescope … the Sistine Chapel ceiling … the electric banana. Find out why one didn’t become a game-changer, and why certain eras and places produce a remarkable flowering of creativity. It’s the past, future, and the now of innovation.

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  • gravity waves

    Today’s announcement of the detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Team hallmarks the beginning of a new kind of astronomy

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  • gravity waves

    The other shoe has dropped. After a century of speculation and a half-century of searching, science teams using instruments built by Caltech and MIT have made a discovery that will take up permanent residency in physics textbooks from now to the end of textbooks. They've found the gravity waves that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity predicted must pervade the cosmos.

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  • webb telescope

    NASA’s new Webb telescope will probe many of the mysteries of the deep universe. But in addition, it will investigate planets, moons, comets, asteroids and other bodies in our solar system.

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  • wt1190

    The dramatic fall reentry of a piece of space debris has served as a dress rehearsal for researchers who observe small asteroid entries and impacts. The object, tagged as WT1190F, reentered Earth’s atmosphere near the coast of Sri Lanka on Nov. 13, 2015.

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  • strange orbits

    Is there a planet ten times the mass of Earth hanging out in the dismal and distant fringes of our solar system?

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  • Jill Tarter

    The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter is featured in an online series created by WeTransfer that explores influential voices in music, design and science.

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