DailyDirt: Hello, World Universe! Hello? (Is This Thing On?)
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The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) hasn’t yielded much, and some of the results are even a bit embarrassing. We don’t really know what to look for when we’re listening for alien signals. There’s growing evidence that planets like ours are not rare in the universe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean intelligent life is abundant. Given the vast distances to neighboring star systems, we’re also not likely to visit them any time soon.
- Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is spending $100 million on a Breakthrough Listen initiative that will last 10 years and attempt to find alien intelligence. This effort will scan the universe using telescopes that cover more than ten times of the sky compared to previous projects, and the data will be made public for SETI@home distributed analysis. [url]
- NASA has its Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) project to look for extraterrestrial life. Identifying exoplanets that might harbor life is a fascinating field that requires an interdisciplinary effort of biologists, physicists, astronomers, geologists and a whole lot of creative thinking. [url]
- No obvious signs of life have been seen after looking at 100,000 galaxies. This probably doesn’t mean anything other than we don’t know what to look for. [url]
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Filed Under: aliens, breakthrough listen, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, nexss, seti, seti@home, space, yuri milner
Comments on “DailyDirt: Hello, World Universe! Hello? (Is This Thing On?)”
“This probably doesn’t mean anything other than we don’t know what to look for. “
um then i’d say all of this is a HUGE WASTE OF HUMANITES EFFORTS
prove you know what your looking for first
Yes. No more money for research into eradicating cancer unless scientists know the steps that will eradicate it. Or at least the exact steps that will lead to that knowledge.
The best proof of alien intellegence
The best proof of alien intelligence is that it avoids Earth.
It’s already hard to find intelligence on this planet.
Why do you think they are looking elsewhere?
$!00 million to use telescopes to listen