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SETI needs to see the light, say astrophysicists

SETI’s (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) quest to find radio signals transmitted by extraterrestrial civilizations has so far failed to locate any alien shock jocks, so two astronomers have suggested a new technique for finding aliens: look for their city lights. In their paper, Avi Loeb, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Edwin Turner, of […]

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SETI needs to get real, suggests new book

For the last 50 years, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been dominated by a hunt for tell-tale radio signals. But a new book, The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone?, suggests bold new innovations are required if we are ever to hear from our cosmic neighbors. Author Paul Davies, director of BEYOND: Center for […]

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Line-Of-Sight SETI Revamp Proposed

Earth-based astronomers can detect extrasolar planets as they transit across the face of distant stars, so alien astronomers should be able to detect the Earth as it moves across the face of our sun. That’s the logic behind a novel proposal to search for extraterrestrial radio signals in a tiny segment of the sky called […]

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ETs Very Unlikely, New Calculations Suggest

SETI and other ET initiatives are wasting their time if a scientist from the University of East Anglia, UK, is correct. Professor Andrew Watson has just completed a new mathematical model that suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are extremely low. Central to Watson’s new model, published inAstrobiology, is […]

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First Light For SETI Optical Telescope

The hunt for extraterrestrial life has just advanced to a new level with a powerful new optical telescope seeing first light. The high-tech telescope, located at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Massachusetts, was backed by The Planetary Society and built by Harvard physicist Paul Horowitz and his team. The telescope was built for one purpose […]

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