SETI

This topic submitted by Dusty Gebhard ( Dusty34118@aol.com) at 4:49 PM on 5/1/02.

Tara and Scott SCUBA along the Wall at Runway Ten, 15 m deep, San Salvador, Bahamas.

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1.INTRO:
a)S.E.T.I. or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
b)radio waves = optimal band of EM spectrum for interplanetary communication c)"21 cm line" or "water hole"

2.HISTORY:
a)radio pioneers (Hertz, Tesla and Marconi)
b)1961 Drake equation

3.SETI TODAY/CURRENT SETI PROJECTS:
a)Project Phoenix
b)SERENDIP
c)SETI @home
d)Optical SETI

4.DATA:
a) false signals (including famous "WOW" signal)

5.FUTURE OF SETI:
a)internationally
b)NSS (New Search System)

6.CONCLUSION:
a)government funding (needle in a haystack)

SOURCES:
1. http://www.setileague.org/photos/hits.htm#Unsworth
2. http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/9903/anoml_setileague_big.gif
3. http://seti.uws.edu.au/main/livedata.htm
4. http://www.skypub.com/news/special/SETI_today.html, SETI: Searches Today, MacRobert, Alan M.
5. http://www.skypub.com/news/special/seti_today.html
6. http://seti.ssl.berkely.edu/SERENDIP/SERENDIP.html
7. http://www.skypub.com/news/special/9812SETI_aliens.html, The Chance of Finding Aliens, Schilling, Govert and MacRobert, Alan M.
8. “Searching For Good Science: The Cancellation of NASA’s SETI Program”, Garber, Stephen J., Journal of the British Interplanetary Society ,vol.52, pp3-12, 1999


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