'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).

The Sound of Mars: Chinese Release Recording of Martian Surface by Their Rover Lander

A new recording featuring the sound of Mars has been released by China's space agency. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released a series of audio files that were the first recorded by the country's Mars rover Zhurong. The sound was captured on 22 May by microphones installed on the rover, when it went for its first drive, about a week after it landed on the red planet.