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Category Archives: SETI
Humans often wonder if we are the only ones out here. This seems a reasonable thing to ponder considering the numerous number of stars and planets in our galaxy and in the entire universe. Our natural interest in outer civilization similar to that of humankind is part of the reason why topics such as aliensContinue reading “Are We The Only Ones In Our Galaxy?” Continue reading → Continue reading
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been ongoing for about 60 years now, and it’s time to reconsider if it’s worth the millions of dollars and hours it burns every year. To start off, I want to make the case that SETI isn’t real science. It’s a faith-based effort that isn’t falsifiable. An article … Continue reading SETI isn’t Science: Why the Search for Aliens is a Waste of Resources → Continue reading → Continue reading
Although SETI institute was founded in 1984, the search for extraterrestrial life concerned scientists for many years prior. In 1977, Ohio State’s Big Ear radio telescope heard exactly what it had been searching for: the “Wow!” signal. The radio telescope was attempting to detect radio waves around the three-star system, Chi Sagittarii, when it detected radio […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Read Professor Robert Scherrer’s animated discussion of whether intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe:
https://theconversation.com/intelligent-life-in-the-universe-phone-home-dammit-41797Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Aliens, Ferm… Continue reading
Recently, the search for alien life has become more and more prevalent in astronomy during this past century. New fields, such as astrobiology, have formed. Theories and formulas focused on the search for alien life, such as the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation, have become widely known. Messages for possible intelligent life have been […] Continue reading → Continue reading