March 20, 2012

How to Use Neutrinos to Contact Aliens

Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs

AP Photo

Looking up at the canopy of stars in the night sky, and realizing that each point of light is a star system not so unlike our own, one can't help but wonder about those extraterrestrial worlds that we know exist around a tremendous fraction of them.

With hundreds of billions of stars and (possibly) upwards of a trillion planets, it's been known for a very long time that there's a definite, real chance that other intelligent life exists right now in our own galaxy.

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TAGGED: Alien Life, Communication, Neutrinos


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