Scientific research

'Galileo Project' Will Search for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life from the Technology it Leaves Behind

Astronomers have announced a new venture designed to advance humankind's search for artifacts from extraterrestrial technological civilizations (ETCs) — The Galileo Project. The project aims to address the question "are we the smartest kids on our cosmic block?" Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb, a co-founder of the initiative, said in a news conference about the big announcement today (July 26).

Galactic Fireworks: New Images Reveal Details of the Milky Way's Neighbours

Astronomers have released a range of images revealing details of our nearest galactic neighbours, where the birth of new stars resembles cosmic fireworks. The images, showing different components of the galaxies in distinct colours, were captured by the European Southern Observator's Very Large Telescope (VLT) array - an observatory high in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.