Carl Sagan’s ghost will surely make his wrathful presence known over the outrageous shutdown of the SETI Program.
SETI, the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, has spent the last 50 years scanning the galaxy for signs of intelligent communication. Because of budget cutbacks SETI can no longer afford it’s operating costs.
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Although this is a huge hit for science and our lonely planet, it may also be an indicator that we as a species are being prepped for full disclosure.
We may not have to search for extra-terrestrial life because it may already be here.
With the sadness of SETI’s “hibernation” there is some good news.
The Allen array is not the only radio telescope facility that can be used for SETI searches. But it is the best; elsewhere, scientists have to borrow time on other telescopes.
Meanwhile, other SETI projects will continue, such as the SETI Quest Explorer, an application that allows citizen scientist volunteers to look for patterns from existing data that might have been missed by existing algorithms. Through a new partnership with Galaxy Zoo, this project runs in real time, so discoveries can be followed up on immediately.
Meanwhile on the local end of the spectrum, we are blessed by the first crop circle of the year!
Although we might not have the ability to communicate with “them” on their turf they sure as hell can communicate with us.