articles tagged: seti
why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet
# astrobiology

why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet

According to numerous pop sci outlets, the Wow! Signal is a comet in a strange orbit around the sun. But according to experts, this explanation just doesn't fit the relevant data…

how one planet shows an indirect glimpse of our future and the fermi paradox
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how one planet shows an indirect glimpse of our future and the fermi paradox

If there was a thriving alien civilization on one of the best candidates for life in our stellar neighborhood, we missed them by well over a billion years...

why seti is probably going to fail and why that’s really not a bad thing
# science

why seti is probably going to fail and why that’s really not a bad thing

Just because we're very unlikely to hear from aliens doesn't mean we shouldn't at least try to listen.

why hundreds of aliens probably aren’t trying to contact us
# astrobiology

why hundreds of aliens probably aren’t trying to contact us

Oddly, this is a case when a few signals would make a better case for alien contact than hundreds.

should we be looking for a dyson semaphore?
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should we be looking for a dyson semaphore?

Could an alien civilization set up a way to communicate with us more visually than just sending a laser or microwave broadcast?

another look at alien technology
# astrobiology

another look at alien technology

Based on the premise of SETI, if we do start talking to aliens, the ensuing conversation could get awkward very quickly...

weird things talks to SETI
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weird things talks to SETI

Dr. Jill Tarter of SETI weighs in on the Wow! Signal for Weird Things.

the wow! signal
# astrobiology

the wow! signal

Could we have already been contacted by aliens and just don't know it yet?