The SETI Institute the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe.

The SETI Institute is proud to collaborate and support the Spaceward Bound, New Zealand, this year by sharing with the Kiwi enthusiasts the fascinating research that will be conducted during a 5-day expedition. Astrobiologists and New Zealand teachers and students will work together. The goal is to elevate public awareness about planetary analog research taking place on Earth, and its associated missions in space (such as Mars Science Laboratory and the upcoming Mars 2020 Missions).

As a part of the SETI Institute, the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe team has scientists engaged in a wide variety of interdisciplinary investigations: from studies of extreme setting on Earth, where we can learn more about how life began and how its many diverse forms have survived and evolved, to observing and modeling the precursors of life in our Solar System and beyond into the outer space.

The SETI Institute’s Education and Public Outreach programs share the excitement of searching for life in the universe with people of all ages. As human beings we all share a common curiosity about our place in the universe: Where did we come from? Are we alone in the vast ocean of stars and galaxies?

The Center for SETI Research conducts scientific experiments that search for extraterrestrial intelligence by seeking the signature of distant technologies in the electromagnetic spectrum. Research is conducted with the Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California.

Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Ph.D
Research Scientist
SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center
Space Science & Astrobiology Division

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