Japanese SETI

Although the possibility that we are not alone in the universe is something people have thought about for thousands of years, the modern search for extraterrestial intelligence (SETI) started in 1959. It was then that Guiseppi Cocconi and Philip Morrison published an article in Nature about the possibility for alien civilizations to communicate using radio waves. SETI has continued to search for radio signals since then, so far without any success. Now, a team in Japan are going to give it a try using a 10m radio telescope and a 2m reflector telescope. Their survey will only last for 5 days so I don't hold out much hope of them finding anything unless they know something we don't!

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 02nd Mar 2005 (18:09 UTC) | Permalink
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