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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n No verifiable signal from an ETI (extraterrestrial intelligence) has yet been found.
* SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, yields its first payoff when a radio transmission from beyond the solar system reaches Earth.
Whether the extraterrestrials arrive here on a gigantic spaceship or relay a transmission that one of our telescopes pick up, the conversation between most world leaders and other humans might focus on whether it would be dangerous to engage with an alien species or it might go more like this: "Should we invite the aliens for dinner or what?" That's according to Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer for the nonprofit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, better known as SETI.
"Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilizational expansion could be detected by an ETI (extraterrestrial intelligence) because our expansion is changing the composition of the Earth's atmosphere, via greenhouse gas emissions," it added.
Woefully underfunded, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues at several different radio and optical observatories.
But the new radio survey, though it can only detect signals from nearby stars, has a million times the sensitivity of previous studies, says David Brocker, project manager for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, commonly known as SETI, (https://twitter.com/ProfAbelMendez/status/886288344350588930) has been alerted about the signals, according to (http://www.businessinsider.com/ross-128-red-dwarf-radio-signals-mystery-2017-7) Business Insider , and is looking into it - but it's likely that interference from a manmade object is responsible for the confusion.
"Extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) could attack and kill us, enslave us, or potentially even eat us," the report said.
The 46-year search for extraterrestrial intelligence is taking two new steps forward.
15, NASA named nine scientists to work on its Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Microwave Observing Project.
Douglas Vakoch, president of the newly formed Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) International who formerly worked at Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), referred to the protagonist from "Arrival" in an interview with Motherboard: "I am so envious of Louise Banks because she gets to have a face to face with ET.
Scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute use 42 giant radio dishes in northern California to look for distant transmissions.

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