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40-year anniversary of the Arecibo Message to “Other” Beings

Today is the 40-year anniversary of the message sent from the Arecibo Observatory (National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The project was led by… 207 more words


Why Nothing Works -- Part I

Steve Naidamast

Frank Drake, in the development of his famous equation in the early 1960s for the search for extra-terrestrial life, included what is known as the “L” variable.  1,324 more words


Artefacts From Earth

This is the final post in a series about human efforts to contact extraterrestrials.  Today I want to discuss the objects which have already been sent out into interstellar space in the hope that at some point in the distant future an alien civilisation will retrieve and decipher them. 1,661 more words


This is Earth Calling

Sending Messages to be picked up by alien civilisations is called METI (Messaging to Extraterrestial Intelligence) and is an activity which has taken place with increasing frequency over the past few decades. 1,571 more words