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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 06:09 PM
I have been interested in the whole phenonema of UFO's since the early 70's when I had my first sightings of what I believe were UFO's.
I have visted many websites, read many articles and asked as many questions as I could of everyone who appeared to be knowledgable in this field.
I am led to believe that S.E.T.I. is a completely private organisation with no links to N.A.S.A. or any branch of the U.S. Military. Am I completely right in this thinking?
I am led to believe that S.E.T.I. is serious in its work and is actively searching for signs of "extra terrestrial intelligence". So far they haven't found any. Am I correct in this thinking?
Now bear with me whilst I set up my $64,000 question.
We have all heard about and seen the "Hubble Deep Space Telescope". We have seen, and marvelled at, the images from distant Galaxies, some over 1,000,000 Light years away from Earth. The details have been outstanding. If the Hubble Telescope is so good, why haven't S.E.T.I. sought permission to use it to further their search for ET?
I have read many post from many sources that have said that Aliens come from; Zeta Reticula 2, the Pleaides Constellation, Lyra, Orions Belt amongst others. Surely the Hubble Telescope could be directed at these "targets" in turn at full magnification, or whatever is needed to secure a detailed image, and the resulting images would determine if there was or wasn't life, intelligent or otherwise, within these ,supposed, hot-spots?
Am I being naive or is S.E.T.I. just a convenient "cover-up tool" for the benefit of the U.S. Military. A Disinformation Department and the truth of whether there is intelligent life in the Universe is already well known?

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 06:17 PM
S.E.T.I i believe gets no government funding now and its funded by bill gates as well other members of big corps.
I know the hubble been used for the Pleiades star cluster and orions belt.

[edit on 11-6-2008 by alienstar]

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 06:31 PM
reply to post by VISITING

SETI used to be an arm of NASA until they released it, possibly due to funding. It is now corporate / privately funded (Carl Sagan centre etc).

As for your points, they are valid. A lot of members have continually stated the need for NASA to redirect Huble to take photos of the lunar landing site, never mind potential habitual planets. Therefore, if they don't use it to finally put a lid on the Moon landing issue my guess is that you will never see the back end of any of the star systems you mentioned.

As for SETI's goals and purpose - who knows, just a billionaire's stellar playground for those who can hedge their bets and lay claim for the 'first official visual contact' of ET's.

Sorry I can't be of more help!


posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:43 PM
reply to post by Breifne

Hubble has been used to take imaging of lunar landing sites and it was not designed for such activities. Hubble's mirror simply isn't large enough to see any detail. Even with better CCD imaging the mirror is WAY to small.

For hubble to actually see any detail on the moon its mirror would need to be upgraded from 2.4 meters to 130 meters if I recall correctly.

In fact a simple google search revealed this site Hubble Mirror

Care and luck,

posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:16 PM
I don't understand why seti needs to hear from et's to verify their existance. Seems to me it would be a whole lot easier and cheaper to set up some great video cams and point them at the sky.

They've been doing this for how many years? And haven't heard one transmission? Look how many extra terrestrial ufo's are seen and filmed around the world. Doesn't look to me like they are ever going to get audio proof if they haven't yet.

posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:01 PM
Dont you feel if was going to be this disclosure with the government then why would we still be looking in outerspace for signs of life?I think that alone tells the true story.

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