extraterrestrial intelligence


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extraterrestrial intelligence

[¦ek·strə·tə′res·trē·əl in′tel·ə·jəns]
(astronomy)
The potential existence beyond the earth of other advanced civilizations with a technology at least as developed as that on earth.
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Accordingly, the declaration's first item warns: "Any individual, public or private research institution, or governmental agency that believes it has detected a signal from or other evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence .
The Institute currently conducts more than 30 research projects, the best known of which is Project Phoenix, the world's most powerful and technologically sensitive search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, and the type of SETI search featured in the 1997 Jodie Foster film "Contact.
SETI@home is an innovative screen saver program that harnesses the spare computing power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers around the world to "crunch" data from a radioastronomy search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The program, known as SETI(at)home, uses Internet-connected computers across the world to examine radio telescope data for finding extraterrestrial intelligence.
You'll find articles on everything from archeoastronomy and mythology to cosmology and extraterrestrial intelligence.
29, 1998--On Monday, October 26, an anonymous enthusiast of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) made a startling anonnouncement: we are not alone in the universe.
On October 19, 1998, Paramount Pictures' motion picture "Star Trek: Insurrection," in cooperation with The Planetary Society and SETI@home, will invite people from all over the planet to help in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
In October, a group called Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or METI International, beamed a message at a star a dozen light-years away with a possibly inhabitable planet.
The latter-which has become known Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI)-has some fierce opponents, including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.
Several planets in other solar systems are in an excellent position to view Earth crossing in front of the sun during its orbit, meaning if those exoplanets contain extraterrestrial intelligence, the aliens there could have discovered Earth in their skies much like we discover exoplanets in our own.
Rather than launching one, several of these 'Sprites' prototype space probes were launched into low Earth orbit on June 23, according to Breakthrough Initiative, a privately funded program set up in 2015 that aims to search for extraterrestrial intelligence within at least 10 years.
Breakthrough Listen scientist Dr Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research Centre (BSRC) in California, said: "Although the search has not yet detected a convincing signal from extraterrestrial intelligence, these are early days.

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