Saturday, July 16, 2011

Our centuries-long debate about how to contact ETI and how archeology might help SETI

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 - Humans have debated the best ways to contact our interstellar neighbors for centuries. See article.
g Cosmicus - NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered into orbit around the asteroid Vesta on Friday, July 15. The spacecraft is expected to confirm that it performed as planned during a scheduled communications pass that starts today at 23:30 Pacific Time. See article.
g Aftermath - Do archaeologists and anthropologists have anything to teach the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, where encounters are at the distance of light-years, and a round-trip exchange could take millennia? See article.

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