posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Matrix Rising
nasa has been obsessed with finding life for decades. The mars probes in the 1970s went there looking for life.
They are not however in the game of trying to detect intelligent life directly they cut seti funding around 15 years ago. Some might argue they spend
billiions looking for microbes why not a small amount trying to find intelligent life? they may have a point.
nasa are interested in furthering our understanding of the cosomos anything to do with intelligent life will be indirect or found by accident. For
example analysing atmospheres of distant planets, they might find chemicals like CFCs that might point to aliens who use fridges
expect zero announcements on any searches for intelligent life more on how we can detect habitable planets around other stars & simple life in our
solar system. Especially the search for habitable planets is a big way of defining our place in the universe or in simple terms , are we alone?
[edit on 27-4-2010 by yeti101]