DailyDirt: ET Could Phone Home… But Would We Know It?
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The search for intelligent life somewhere else in the universe hasn’t turned up any positive results so far. But the universe is a big place — and we haven’t really been looking for that long. Here are some quick links on some projects that could help identify ETs.
- Funding for the Allen Telescope Array has been cut — so its ability to help search for signs of extraterrestrial life is coming to an end — unless more funding is raised. The telescope array could potentially be saved by a combination of donations and money from the US Air Force, but it could also just go into hibernation and never wake up again. [url]
- The Green Bank Telescope is trying to pick up the slack by looking for signs of life on 86 specific planetary systems. NASA’s Kepler space telescope identified these 86 systems as being possibly Earth-like. [url]
- Mass spectrometry could detect life on Mars more reliably using lasers. Lasers, is there nothing you can’t improve? [url]
- To discover more links on space exploration, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.