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For 50 years, people have watched the skies with radio telescopes, hoping to detect signals of intelligent alien life. So far, however, the efforts of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) have proved fruitless. Now some scientists suggest the kind of signals SETI has hoped to find for decades might not be what aliens would broadcast. In a way, the form of communication might come down to cost.
Test Case - In 2002 a puzzling and unidentified transient radio source, designated GCRT J17445-3009, was discovered by the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescopes in New Mexico, USA.
After reading the article it does make one wonder about SETI. After 50 years of not finding any repeatable signals one would think to look elsewhere in addition to what they consider the norm.
Originally posted by Master Shen long
SETI are muppets....
It doesnt take a scientist to work out that any life out there probably WONT be sending out radio signals
the whole project is a sham designed to keep everyone in the dark and fool people into believing that TPTB are looking for life elsewhere..... If they realy want to find ET, They can just hop on a bus to James Gillilands ranch and watch them zooming all over the place
[edit on 22-7-2010 by Master Shen long]