Have we already received an alien signal from Earthlike planet Zarmina?

That's what one scientist is claiming, saying he detected a suspicious light pulse in the vicinity of Gliese 581g two years ago. But the rest of the astronomy community is blasting his claims, accusing him of making a mistake...or worse. » 10/11/10 5:00pm 10/11/10 5:00pm

Posters from planet Zarmina, 100 years after colonization

It's been a century since we established the first colony on planet Zarmina, in the Gliese system 20 light years from Earth. After scientists discovered its oxygen-rich atmosphere, it wasn't long before settlers came. And then tourists, and hockey teams. » 10/06/10 8:30am 10/06/10 8:30am

The astrophysicist who discovered Zarmina describes life on "second…

Steve Vogt is the UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist who discovered Zarmina, the first recorded Earthlike planet outside our solar system. He told io9 what a human colony there would be like, and why he believes the planet already harbors life. » 10/01/10 1:36pm 10/01/10 1:36pm