Monday, July 11, 2011

First contact predictions and searches for ETI artifacts

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Message - In SETI program planning, higher priority should be given in the near-term to those probe and artifact searches which can be carried out quickly and inexpensively, in preference to larger more expensive beacon searches which should be mounted in the decades ahead. See article.
g Cosmicus - Where will MSL land? NASA has narrowed the options down to two potential sites on the red planet. See article.
g Aftermath - Here’s an intriguing paper published earlier this year and translated from German for “Futurological Reflections on the Confrontation of Mankind with an Extraterrestrial Civilization”.

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