Seth Shostak (pictured right), a senior associate with the SETI Institute is taking a noble effort at fending off the project's critics.
The Search for Extra Terrestrial Life (SETI) project should continue, he argues. Because even if we don't find anything in the next 20 or 30 years, there will still remain massive piles of data to sift through.
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert