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EARTH'S MESSAGE TO ALIENS: "SPEAK TO THE MAN"

Greetings. Take me to the man of the house, please

Observation:  By André R. Gignac

The last message of Pioneer 10, in the form of “a very weak signal”, was received by Earthlings on January 22, 2003, more than 30 years after the spacecraft was catapulted towards its long journey into deep space.

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LIFE & SOCIETY

New infrared telescope expands SETI’s search for alien life

For more than 50 years, scientists working on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have been scanning the heavens for a signal from beyond our solar system. 465 more words

Technology

Three conditions are necessary for SETI to succeed

Tom Hartsfield has a post up at Real Clear Science criticizing both the Drake equation and SETI:

If you like science fiction, you’re probably familiar with the…

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Zeitgeist

From Space.com: "The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake"

SPACE.com

February 26, 2015
Leonard David

Detecting signals from intelligent aliens is a lifelong quest of noted astronomer Frank Drake. He conducted the first modern search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) experiment in 1960. 1,536 more words

Basic Research

Prime Numbers and Extraterrestrial Communication

A fascinating but little known application of prime numbers involves the search for, and communication with, extraterrestrials.  In the 1997 film Contact (adapted from Carl Sagan’s novel by the same name), Ellie Arroway and her team of radio telescope ET hunters pick up a repeating signal from the nearby star Vega (around 25 light years away).   1,532 more words

Euclid

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

News

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

Society