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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.

Research in Action: PML Consortium Grant Seeks to Identify How JC Virus Causes Fatal Brain Disease (20 March 2015)

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for March 30, 2015 (Event Date: 30 March 2015) (101 Althouse Laboratory, from 30 March 2015 04:00 PM to 30 March 2015 05:00 PM)

McGinty honored with Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists (19 March 2015)

2015 Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences Scheduled for March 23, 24, 25 and 26 (Start Date: 23 March 2015)  / End Date: 26 March 2015) (114 McAllister Building, from 23 March 2015 12:00 AM to 26 March 2015 12:00 AM)

Antibiotic Resistance: Free Screening of Documentary Film plus a Panel Discussion on March 26 (Event Date: 26 March 2015) (The State Theatre, from 26 March 2015 07:00 PM to 26 March 2015 09:00 PM)

First Successful Lab Breeding of Rare Caribbean Coral Species (13 March 2015)

Lin honored with 2015 Shewhart Medal from the American Society for Quality (11 March 2015)

Katriona Shea Appointed Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences (11 March 2015)

"Pushing Science Beyond Einstein" is a free public lecture on February 28, 2015 (Event Date: 28 February 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 28 February 2015 11:00 AM to 28 February 2015 01:00 PM)

"Using General Relativity to Discover Planets" is a free public lecture on February 21, 2015 (Event Date: 21 February 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 21 February 2015 11:00 AM to 21 February 2015 01:00 PM)

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