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No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:44:16 -0500
Archived: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:44:16 -0500
Subject: No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search

Source: Discovery.Com


Feb 7, 2013 03:10

No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search
By Ian O'Neill

In an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrials, SETI
astronomers have completed their first "directed" search.
Unfortunately, it turned up no evidence of transmitting aliens.
But that's hardly surprising.

By focusing the Green Bank radio telescope, located in West
Virginia, on stars hosting (candidate) exoplanets, it is hoped
that one of those star systemsrace may also play host to a
sufficiently evolved alien  capable of transmitting radio
signals into space. But in a study headed by ex-SETI chief Jill
Tarter, the conclusion of this first attempt is blunt: "No
signals of extraterrestrial origin were found."

(PICTURES: Which Exoplanets Could Host Life?)

With the help of the Kepler space telescope, Tarter and her team
were able to identify which stars in Kepler's field of view
host exoplanets with certain characteristics. By selecting star
systems hosting worlds in their habitable zones, systems
containing 5 or more exoplanets and super-Earths with an orbital
period of over 50 days, the astronomers hope that the evolution
of intelligent life may have been possible, and thus may contain
a transmitting alien race.

But it's a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack,
when you have no clue where the haystack is.

[More at site... thanks to Stig Agermose for the lead]

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