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Message 1108905 - Posted: 23 May 2011, 1:58:03 UTC - in response to Message 1108768.

If we are not listening in the area of the WOW signal all the the time we will never hear it again. Just think of what was the duration of the signals we have sent out. They were short signals "1" time.

The wow signal received "1" signal that lasted 72 seconds. Maybe they repeat that same signal with each rotation of there planet at all the suspected "habitable" planets they find. If we are not looking full-time in that area the odds that we will pick up the signal again is near zero.





I agree. Unfortunately most telescope time that is bought, doesn't work like that and would cost an incredible amount of money to 'listen' for a long period of time. Though I totally agree that there should be a much longer duration of a 'listen.'
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Message 1109242 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 2:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 1108905.

The WOW signal in my openion, was just a possible random ETI signal, not sent on Earth's direction but picked up ramdomely by an Earth telescope. It is possible to pick up ETI signals by chance, like an alien radio telescope picked up the signals from either Voyagers probes by chance; a one time event. The location of alien radio telescope and Voyagers just happen to cross eachother, a random event. For a powerful alien radio telescope, Earth's radio signature must be easily picked up, it would be the only planet in the solar system with an artificial radio signature, for that matter, even artificial radio signatures would be possible around the Sun because probes sent to explore our home star.

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Message 1118847 - Posted: 19 Jun 2011, 0:39:46 UTC - in response to Message 1108905.

Exomoons, could be also vegy harbingers for life, moons like Titan could be good candidates for life bearing. If such moons with a thick atmosphere orbitinga a planet in the goldylocks orbit, then such moons could be habitable.

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