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Alpha Centauri is actually the outer star (bottom right) of The Pointers, which point to the Southern Cross. Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO

Is Alpha Centauri the right place to search for life elsewhere?

A US$100-million plan has been announced to send tiny probes out in space in search of life elsewhere in the universe. But are they looking in the right place?
Artist’s impressiong of the Square Kilometre Array, which will revolutionise our ability to detect fast radio bursts. SKA Project Development Office and Swinburne Astronomy Productions - Swinburne Astronomy Productions for SKA Project Development Office

Message from aliens or colliding objects? The hunt for enigmatic radio bursts is about to get real

A technological revolution in astronomical observations could be the key to understanding the perplexing phenonenon known as 'fast radio bursts' from outer space.
Looking for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Flickr/Asbjorn Sorensen Poulsen

The search for ET has been going on for years: so what do we know so far?

Astronomers have been looking for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe for centuries. But the search has so far found nothing. So what makes this latest hunt so different?

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