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How can you tell if that ET story is real?

A team of international researchers, led by scientists from St Andrews and the SETI Institute, have redefined the alien detection scale.

24 July 2018Research

Close encounters

Is there life on HD164595b? The news that Russian scientists observed an unexplained ‘strong signal’ from a star just 95 light years away has piqued the interest of scientists and would-be alien hunters worldwide. Dr Alan Penny, an Honorary Reader at the School of Physics and Astronomy and Co-ordinator of the UK’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Network, […]

5 September 2016Public interest stories

What to do if you encounter an alien

Danish film director Michael Madsen and a University of St Andrews’ physicist discuss how humanity would respond to an alien encounter.

4 April 2016University news