Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SETI@home looks for volunteers and how humanity may react to ET’s first interstellar phone-call

Welcome! “Alien Life” tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. You may notice that this and future entries are shorter than usual; career, family and book deal commitments have forced me to cut back some of my projects. Now, here’s today’s news:
g Life - Quote of the Day: ”How unreasonable it would to suppose that, besides the earth and the sky that we see, there are no other skies and no other earths.” — Teng Mu
g Message - The SETI@home project is looking for volunteers. The project is getting a burst of new data from the upgraded Arecibo telescope, and more computers are needed to help pick out potential alien signals. See article.
g Aftermath - Astronomers are searching hard for that first interstellar phone-call from ET. But when it happens, how will we react? Will it be a major trauma for humankind, or a new beginning? See article.

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