Friday, August 19, 2011

Earth not expanding and key journal article suggesting SETI approach

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 - Using measurements from space, scientists have confirmed that, although the surface of the Earth is constantly changing, the planet is not expanding. See article.
g Message - Since the beginning of civilization, people have wondered if we are alone in the universe or whether there is intelligent life somewhere else. In the late twentieth century, scientists converged upon the basic idea of scanning the sky and "listening" for non-random patterns of electromagnetic emissions such as radio or television waves in order to detect another possible civilization somewhere else in the universe. In late 1959 and early 1960, the modern SETI era began when Frank Drake conducted the first such SETI search at approximately the same time that Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison published a key journal article suggesting this approach. See article.
g Imagining - Our Stellar Neighborhood is an ongoing project aimed at providing accurate and useful information to science fiction writers about stars in the Local Bubble. It also can be used by scientists and astronomy buffs, though the data isn't always the most relevant for them. See article.

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