Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ten Key SETI Moments

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, was founded fifty ago. Here are 10 notable moments that deserve honourable mention. Interesting enough, the invention of the Drake equation was noted as one of those key moments.

Of all listed candidates, my vote goes to the Arecibo Message. With our technology today, it is difficult to conceive that we will discover extraterrestrial life forms in the near future. We may as well let a technologically superior alien civilization track us down from our interstellar broadcasts.

What is your favourite moment?


-PTS

1 comment:

  1. Earth like habitats were mentioned repeatedly with no real evidence.... The latest 'hot' candidate is Titan, Saturn's moon... I am waiting for the day when we really find life outside of Earth....

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