British astronomers are joining the global hunt for extra-terrestrial life. Seven eMerlin telescopes would be linked via fiber optic cable, and will be able to be moved independently for targeted searches. This is like the movie Contact with Jodie Foster which is based on SETI or the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, which was originally funded (at least partially) by the US government.
“An advanced civilisation might make itself known by beaming messages into space, or by leaking local radiowave transmissions, just as early broadcasts of Hancock’s Half Hour will by now have reached stars more than 50 light years from Earth.”
Yea but if they see half of the reality TV we have they’ll stay far far way. Hit the top link for the full story.
UK Astronomers Plan to Join Search for Alien Intelligence (theguardian.com)
- Search For Extraterrestrial Life Continues – UK Astronomers Will Jointly Look For Alien Signals (aworldchaos.wordpress.com)