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Great Galaxy in Andromeda

Search for Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious in 100,000 Galaxies

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE orbiting observatory has found no evidence of advanced civilizations in them. "The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy had been colonized by an advanced spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by that civilization's technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths -- exactly the radiation that the WISE satellite was designed to detect for other astronomical purposes," said Jason T. Wright, an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds at Penn State University, who conceived of and initiated the research.

Simpson Lecture Set for May 4 (24 April 2015)

New NASA coalition to lead search for life on distant worlds includes two leaders at Penn State (21 April 2015)

Search for Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious in 100,000 Galaxies (15 April 2015)

Brain-repair research team approaches crowd-funding goal: 15 days left to help speed research into clinical trials (14 April 2015)

Cross-country tour raising funds and awareness for metastatic breast cancer to make stop at Penn State on April 16, 2015 (13 April 2015)

Andrew Read to present the Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on April 17, 2015 (10 April 2015)

Inside the most powerful explosions: Discoveries pave the way for next-generation neutrino telescopes (10 April 2015)

Stone Memorial Lecture set for April 27 (9 April 2015)

"Tales from the Outer Solar System" is the Friedman Lecture on April 28, 2015 (9 April 2015)

Crowd-Funding Campaign to Accelerate Clinical Trials of New Brain-Repair Discovery Begins on March 30 (30 March 2015)

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