February 4, 2006

NASA Official Moves to SETI To Look For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

G. Scott Hubbard, who has led a NASA research center since 2002 and investigated the space shuttle Columbia tragedy, is stepping down to accept a position with an organization that studies the possibility of life beyond Earth, he said Monday.
Hubbard, 57, will occupy the Carl Sagan Chair for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, effective February 15.

"My new position at the SETI Institute allows me to return to the research arena and pursue a lifelong interest in the search for life in the universe and its origins on Earth," he said.

SETI, which stands for the "search for extraterrestrial intelligence," houses research into the origin of life and how it might be found on other planets and moons. The institute, in Mountain View, California, is a nonprofit organization and home to dozens of researchers.

(Source: CNN)
If you are interested in participating in the SETI@home project, go here. What is the SETI@home project?

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

It's what you can do do partipate in the search for intelligence beyond Earth without tripping on acid and throwing yourself naked from a mountaintop screaming about Xetas and Reticulons and grays.

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