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Message 1017122 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 7:56:46 UTC
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Our Eavesdropping on ET Strategy Not Likely to Work

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Message 1017215 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 17:31:01 UTC - in response to Message 1017122.

Our Eavesdropping on ET Strategy Not Likely to Work


From the article...

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A more fruitful strategy would be to target our searches, Forgan suggests. We may not be able to hear leaked signals, but we could still pick up a deliberate beacon from a civilization that wanted to announce its presence. A telescope dedicated to searching for such a beacon, like the Allen Telescope Array in northern California, would improve the odds to one in 10 thousand.

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Which is precisely what we're about. We're not trying to pick up an Alien's broadcast of "I Love Lucy" or a cell-phone rant.

I think the Edinburgh guys should have looked at what people are doing before saying anything.

But, then, they did grab a headline for their 15 minutes...

Martin

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