Video: The SETI Institute and the search for life beyond earth

SETI Institute CEO Bill Diamond talks about the history, science, mission and future direction of the Institute in this video: QUEST! The Search for Life Beyond Earth and Science of the SETI Institute – SETI Institute

The SETI Institute is a 32 year-old non-profit research institute whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the nature of life in the universe. Most famous for its use of radio astronomy for the search for extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) the Institute is actually a multidisciplinary research organization where more than 70 scientists cover the full spectrum of the physical and biological sciences to explore the origins of life beyond earth. In this presentation, CEO Bill Diamond, will share the history, science, mission and future direction of the SETI Institute.

Videos: Update on Juno mission to Jupiter + Apple documentary

The Juno probe is set to go into orbit around Jupiter on Monday (see earlier posting here): NASA’s Juno to Kick into Planned Autopilot for July 4 Jupiter Burn – NASA.

NASA TV will webcast coverage of the event, briefings, etc: NASA Announces Coverage, Media Activities for Juno Arrival at Jupiter – NASA.

NASA releases a new video describing the Juno mission:

The probe has NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Magnetic Field – NASA

Apple is selling eight songs  written and performed by different artists inspired by Juno and space exploration:

Also today, NASA announced a collaboration with Apple that will serve to enhance the agency’s efforts to inform and excite the public about dramatic missions of exploration like Juno. “Destination: Juno” is a synergy between two seemingly disparate worlds: popular music and interplanetary exploration. The works resulting from this collaboration showcase exploratory sounds from artists who have been inspired by Juno and other NASA missions, including Brad Paisley, Corinne Bailey Rae, GZA, Jim James featuring Lydia Tyrell, QUIÑ, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Weezer and Zoé.

Apple has captured moments in this journey with a behind-the-scenes documentary spearheaded by the Juno mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, and scored by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The content is available on various Apple platforms.  

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Here is the Apple short film:

More Juno items:

Plots of the orbits of all the visitors to Jupiter from Earth: