Category Archives: SETI

Persons of Interest–Ray Kurzweil

“By understanding the information processes underlying life, we are starting to learn to reprogram our biology to achieve the virtual elimination of disease, dramatic expansion of human potential, and radical life extension.” – Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near With … Continue reading

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The Search for Intelligence is Also the Search for Knowledge

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We’re finding planets left and right. But so far, nobody interesting to talk to. Still, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (“SETI”) continues. I see SETI’s fundamental outlook as something like this: “With all that space out there, there must be … Continue reading

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Our Solar System’s Water World

With a large portion of its surface covered by water, one would think Earth is the water world of the solar system. But Jovian moon Europa appears to hold the actual title. Based on the Galileo probe data acquired during … Continue reading

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Free NASA Book: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

NASA has made available for general download as an eBook, the compilation of works titled Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. In this collection, scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity … Continue reading

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This is Where We’re Going

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The Kepler Team announced today 833 new candidate planets, including 10 Earth-sized bodies orbiting their suns within the habitable zone. Just two years ago, the Kepler Team announced its first confirmed habitable zone planet, Kepler-22b.  This brings the grand total … Continue reading

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SETI: Waiting Game–Maybe a Long One

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (“SETI”) is based on a noble concept with sound premises and the late Carl Sagan championed its cause quite effectively. I see SETI’s fundamental outlook as something like this: “With all that space out there, there … Continue reading

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