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The Search for E.T. (2)

The Search for E.T. (2) - Earth’s orbit The idea is to...

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Julie WB Sikes The Search for E.T. Cresting the headlines today in Science Daily is not just a fanciful idea of finding extraterrestrials, but a serious one as well. A Johns Hopkins school astronomer, (Henry), and two other scientists, (Shostok and Kilston), are formulating plans on how and where to locate extraterrestrials in our galaxy. The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is what will be used in their endeavor. Consisting of hundreds of small dishes with the most cutting edge technology, the ATA will help these three men find any signals that may exist from other advanced civilizations such as ours. The hope of finding intelligent life begins to glimmer with the set motion of their plan on way. The idea is to search in the ecliptic, a huge circle in the sky that represents the plane of
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Unformatted text preview: Earth’s orbit. The idea is to pick a targeted area that would be most suitable for the search. The ecliptic band only makes up about 3% of the sky, but if there were indeed potential civilizations nearby they would, in theory, be able to detect the Earth passing in front of the Sun. So, in conclusion the search for E.T. continues, but this time with a lot more technologically advanced gadgets and a more targeted area to look in Johns Hopkins University (2008, June5). Search for ET: New Telescope Array Could Help Detect Possible Signals From Advanced Civilizations. ScienceDaily . Retrieved June 5, 2008 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080604114644.htm...
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