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Message 1168584 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 8:54:39 UTC

Ahoy, shipmates!

Lights of big cities as indications of extraterrestrial, technologically advanced life?

Happened to notice an article by Messrs. Abraham Loeb and Edwin L. Turner: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6181.

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Message 1168670 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 17:17:22 UTC - in response to Message 1168584.

Ahoy, shipmates!

Lights of big cities as indications of extraterrestrial, technologically advanced life?

Happened to notice an article by Messrs. Abraham Loeb and Edwin L. Turner: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6181.

Regards

PK


This is going to be interesting to follow. At least something may be
detected that showed intelligent life, out there, may have existed
eons of years ago.

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Message 1169067 - Posted: 8 Nov 2011, 3:17:59 UTC

How good would a telescope have to be to detect light on the night side of a planet orbiting the nearest star with planets
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Message 1170715 - Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 12:19:16 UTC

The search can be extended beyond the Solar System with next generation telescopes on the ground and in space, which would be capable of detecting phase modulation due to very strong artificial illumination on the night-side of planets as they orbit their parent stars.


Fair point Bob, we are talking next generation tescopes which haven't been designed/invented yet.

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