Scientists keep watch for communication from aliens

Scientists keep watch for communication from aliens

January 16, 2012 - A loosely formed group of researchers about the entire world known as Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, is often monitoring the heavens in hopes of catching any trace of conversation from aliens, according to the BBC.

The group is made up of about two dozen scientists who watch signals coming in from the world's largest radio telescopes, according to the news group.

If any of the telescopes ended up to detect any kind of strange sign from the cosmos, the sign would have to be confirmed by other telescopes, Seth Shostak, SETI's principal astronomer, tells the BBC. This would take about a week, he says. The reports would most likely travel speedily, he provides.

"In all that time, you can be sure people are e-mailing boyfriends and girlfriends, producing on their weblogs," Shostak tells the BBC. "The phrase will be out there."

All in the SETI community concur that if aliens attain out to Earth, that Earth ought to reply, according to the BBC. But the researchers don't consent on what to say or how to say it.

"When we are dealing with an alien mind - what they may enjoy, what they could regard as intriguing or gorgeous or unpleasant - will be so a lot tied to their neural architecture that we actually couldn't guess," claims Paul Davies of Arizona State University, who heads up the SETI Submit-Detection Task Group. "So the only point that we've acquired in typical has received to be at a arithmetic and physics amount."

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