SETI Institute

The SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education, and public outreach founded in 1984. Located in Mountain View, California, the Institute’s primary mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, with a particular focus on the search for intelligent life beyond Earth. Researchers at the SETI Institute use a variety of methods to detect signs of extraterrestrial civilizations, including monitoring electromagnetic signals for non-random patterns that may be transmitted by alien technologies.