Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence/Open Phones

This week, a private company was scheduled to transmit a detailed radio message to stars more than 50 light years away. The scientists hope the message will be intercepted by intelligent beings on another world. In this hour, we'll take a look at efforts to detect signs of intelligent life in the universe, followed by your call in an open phones segment. Guests: Dan Werthimer Project Scientist, SETI@home Project Director, SERENDIP: ( The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) Research Physicist, Space Sciences Laboratory University of California Berkeley Berkeley, California Seth Shostak Astronomer SETI Institute Mountain View, California

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