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Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:13:43 -0200
Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 09:59:17 -0500
Subject: Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

Source: The Hindustan Times


Washington, February 05, 2011

Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

A team of scientists has said that no matter how much we try to
contact extra terrestrial life, we may never get any response
because we are going about it all wrong.

Humans began sending messages into space, starting in 1994 with
transmission sent using the Arecibo radio telescope to a star
cluster 25,000 light years from Earth.

A trio of researchers - Dimitra Atri from the University of
Kansas, Julia DeMarines from the International Space University
in France, and Jacob Haqq-Misra from Pennsylvania State
University - offer an explanation for our failure to

The team believes that as the broadcasts became more complex and
the types of content increased, the absence of an established
protocol "has produced unorganized or cryptic messages that
could be difficult to interpret."

They said that any future messaging protocol for messaging to
extraterrestrial intelligence should account for a myriad of
attributes, such as signal encoding, message length, and
information content.

The team added that post development the protocol would be
disseminated for testing on humans around the world, cutting
across cultural boundaries.

"An effective message to extraterrestrials should at least be
understandable by humans, and releasing the protocol for testing
will allow us to improve the protocol and develop potential
messages," Fox News quoted the authors as writing.

"Through an interactive website, users across the world will be
able to create and exchange messages that follow the protocol in
order to discover the types of messages better suited for cross-
cultural communication."

The study appears in the journal Space Policy.

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