Tag Archive: NASA

Jun 02

SETI – Search for Extra-Terrestrial intelligence – Explainstuff Fact of the day.

SETI, or the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, is a project which aims to detect extraterrestrial intelligent life. SETI primarily uses radio telescopes to search for extraterrestrial signals, although optical telescopes and other methods have been proposed. Any discovery of intelligent alien life by SETI would have profound implications for humanity’s future.

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Apr 17

Fact of the day: Journey to The Sun

A nasa spacecraft set to launch in 2015 will come eight times closer to the Sun than any previous probe, operating within the star’s scorching outer atmosphere, or corona. The $750 million Solar Probe will study the birthplace of the solar wind. During its expected seven-year lifetime, Solar Probe will make seven gravity slingshots around Venus, each time getting closer to the Sun.

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