Sunday, April 04, 2010

Could ETI pick up our TV/radio signals and Earth analog for Europa

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Extraordinarily rare springs high above the rest of the world in the Arctic could serve as Earth's own little version of Europa, helping scientists picture what life might face on the mysterious Jovian moon. See article.
g Message - If the best of our SETI setups were suddenly transported lock, stock, and spectrum analyzer to some star system a few tens of light-years away and turned our way by snoopy aliens, would it be sensitive enough to detect any of our terrestrial transmissions? Could it successfully eavesdrop on our television, radio, radar, or cell phones? See article. Note: This article is from 2008.
g Cosmicus - The sound barrier was first broken by an aircraft in 1947, but this year a man will attempt to break the sound barrier with his body alone. His freefall jump from the edge of space will not only break records, but could contribute valuable information about human physiology for future space missions. See article.
g Learning - Provided by "Ask the Astronomer" program at Cornell University, The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and Life in the Universe Web site answers questions and provides information about extraterrestrial life. Additional links are available.
g Imagining - The movie "Ghosts of Mars" has about as much to do with the Red Planet as "Jurassic Park" has to do with Central America. Which is to say, very little. See article. Note: This article is from 2001.
g Aftermath - Let’s presume we have detected an extraterrestrial intelligence. We cannot tell for sure if the message was intended for us, or what it means. What should we do? Note: This article is from 1999.

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