extraterrestrial life

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extraterrestrial life

(eks-tră-tĕ-ress -tree-ăl) See exobiology; SETI.
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Learned , the researchers explain various ways an alien civilization could destroy the world, either intentionally or unintentionally, by embedding code in a message.
In a paper published Wednesday in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Tabetha Boyajin from Lousiana State University (KIC 8462852 is nicknamed Tabby's star in her honor) and over 200 other researchers used data collected by a network of ground-based telescopes and determined that the strange changes in the star's light were cause by something that had nothing to do with an advanced alien civilization.
A small group of scientists has unilaterally decided to send messages to any advanced alien civilization living in a star system 12.
Contact with an alien civilization would affect humanity in profound ways.
Were some alien civilization to build such a structure as a Dyson sphere, would it really make sense to have sections many thousands of miles wide put in place while having most other sections not built at all?
In the 1960s, for example, astronomers detected strange signals from space which some speculated could be transmissions from an alien civilization.
The storyline picks up after the alien civilization has landed and populated Earth in remote and desolate locations.
Most laptops are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.
And what if an imminent cosmic catastrophe forced this technologically superior alien civilization to abandon its planet and seek a home elsewhere in the universe?
This would be the case because Arabs and Palestinians are viewed by the majority of the American public as belonging to an alien civilization.
First conceived as a prequel to the "Alien" franchise, the British director's new project, set for release on May 30, follows a space mission in search of an alien civilization believed to hold the key to the origins of mankind.
His deft creation of an alien civilization of tiny insects living in orbit around a neutron star at the center of the galaxy provides such an appealing narrative throughline that you won't be able to put Incandescence down until its extremely weird conclusion.