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Head Of Alien Hunting Organization Stepping Down From The Throne
2012-05-22 13:09:32

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been heading up the SETI Institute for 35 years, will be giving up the reigns of the alien hunting organization to a colleague. Tarter will be succeeded by SETI Institute Physicist Gerry Harp as Director of the Center for SETI Research. Tarter says she will be focusing her time on fundraising for the work as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI within the scientific organization. “For many years working at the SETI...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Among the most profound enterprises in human history is the search for our beginnings and our place among the stars. To that end, The SETI Institute is partnering with NASA to extend an invitation to that seemingly most unscientific of creatures: the artist. Tenerife, Canary Islands (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Among the most profound enterprises in human history is the search for our beginnings and our place among the stars. To that end, The SETI Institute is partnering with NASA to extend...

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2009-01-29 10:40:00

The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement. Several 19th century scientists contemplated how we might communicate with possible Martians and Venusians. These early proposals - which predate by 150 years the first extraterrestrial message that was sent in 1974 - were based on visual signals, as the invention of radio was still decades away. In fact, as history shows, ideas for interplanetary communication have largely been...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...

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