the solar system

How to message a Martian

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Apparently the first audio message broadcast into space with the ostensible purpose of communicating with aliens was the sound of…

There is life out there, insists the astrobiologist Jon Willis — though it won’t be turning up in flying saucers. There’ll be a meeting of microbes rather than a meeting of minds

Why are astronomers so desperate to believe in aliens?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Why are astronomers so keen to believe in extraterrestrial life? Is it just a story they want to hear, wonders Tom Holland