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The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence

Author: Stelio Montebugnoli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030638061

Category: Science

Page: 135

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This book presents the latest knowledge of the newly discovered Earth-like exoplanets and reviews improvements in both radio and optical SETI. A key aim is to stimulate fresh discussion on algorithms that will be of high value in this extremely complicated search. Exoplanets resembling Earth could well be able to sustain life and support the evolution of technological civilizations, but to date, all searches for such life forms have proved fruitless. The failings of SETI observations are well recognized, and a new search approach is necessary. In this book, different detection algorithms that exploit state-of-the-art, low-cost, and extremely fast multiprocessors are examined and compared. Novel methods such as the agnostic entropy and high-sensitivity blind signal extraction algorithms should represent a quantum leap forward in SETI. The book is of interest to all researchers in the field and hopefully stimulates significant progress in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: H. Paul Shuch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642131967

Category: Science

Page: 542

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This book is a collection of essays written by the very scientists and engineers who have led, and continue to lead, the scientific quest known as SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Divided into three parts, the first section, ‘The Spirit of SETI Past’, written by the surviving pioneers of this then emerging discipline, reviews the major projects undertaken during the first 50 years of SETI science and the results of that research. In the second section, ‘The Spirit of SETI Present’, the present-day science and technology is discussed in detail, providing the technical background to contemporary SETI instruments, experiments, and analytical techniques, including the processing of the received signals to extract potential alien communications. In the third and final section, ‘The Spirit of SETI Future’, the book looks ahead to the possible directions that SETI will take in the next 50 years, addressing such important topics as interstellar message construction, the risks and assumptions of interstellar communications, when we might make contact, what aliens might look like and what is likely to happen in the aftermath of such a contact.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: David Lamb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415243424

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Is there intelligent life out there? If so, where are they and do we really want to meet them? These are the questions examined by Lamb (philosophy and bioethics, U. of Birmingham) He evaluates the competing theories of the practitioners of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) and their skeptic critics, including the Drake equation which optimistically predicts thousands of advance civilizations and Fermi's paradox which assumes that if there were civilizations capable of advance extrasolar communication, we would have heard from them already. Also explored are the methodologies that the SETI crowd are utilizing in their search for alien intelligence, including the construction of radio beacons and the search for Dyson spheres. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments

Author: M.D. Papagiannis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400954625

Category: Science

Page: 608

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PROCEEDINGS IAU S)1WOSIUM 112 Michael D. Papagiannis Department of Astronomy Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA 1. THE SYMPOSIUM AND THE PROCEEDINGS IAU Symposium 112 - The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments, was held in Boston and in particular at the new Science Center of Boston University, June 18-21, 1984, and was attended by about 150 participants from 18 different countries. It was the first official scientific meeting organized by IAti Commission 51, the youngest of all IAU Commissions, which was established only in 1982 at the 18-th IAU General Assembly at Patras, Greece. This Volume of the Proceedings contains nearly 70 papers with about 90 authors from 20 different countries, including two papers from our Soviet colleagues (Kardashev and Slysh) who had not been able to attend our Symposium in Boston. The Volume is divided into eight Sections, the first of which serves as a general introduction, and the other seven correspond to the seven Sessions of the Symposium.

Seti

Seti

Author: Frederick Fichman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1523603119

Category:

Page: 346

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Seventeen year old Sam Alexander has a mission: to finish his dead father's crusade to locate deep-space radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. He uses his powerful computer and radio equipment to search the electromagnetic spectrum for a message from deep space, and finds one. But when he shares his discovery with his father's friends at NASA, Sam's trust is betrayed and his equipment is stolen. With the next alien contact imminent, Sam makes a move that plunges him into desperate competition with powerful opponents all trying to get credit for this earth shaking discovery. Unless he can find a way to outwit them all, Sam's first contact might be earth's last.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: Thomas R. McDonough

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 047184683X

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Within the infinite universe there exists the infinite possibility that we are not alone. Since 1959, scientists engaged in the SETI effort (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) have been quietly searching the cosmos for evidence of intelligent life--a discovery, that, if made, will be the most dramatic event in human history. And it's getting harder to detect signals from space--the very technology that makes it possible to detect other civilizations is now clogging the skies with radio pollution from ground-based radio transmitters, spy satellites, and communications satellites. In this intriguing behind-the-scenes view of the search for ET, McDonough reveals recent scientific advances and controversies, battles with the government to get various projects funded, and international projects--particularly those of the Soviets. He also provides an entertaining look at Alien in literature and popular culture, as well some exciting speculation for the future.