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Genre: Interstellar communication
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
Release: 1973
File: 428 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105003972572

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Highlights the most recent developments in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and advocates a diverse range of approaches to make SETI increasingly more powerful and effective in the years to come.

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Genre: Science
Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2011-04-01
File: 518 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438437958

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Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is devoted to the concepts and studies related to the science, technology, and observational techniques of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI). Topics covered range from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the theory of interstellar communication; the problem of the origin of life; radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; and interstellar communication by neutrino beams. An infinitely expandable space radiotelescope is also described. This book is comprised of 21 chapters and opens with a discussion on the CETI activities of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) from 1965 to 1976 and describes the outlook for the IAA CETI Standing Committee. The following chapters sketch the background and rationale for a SETI program; the significance of the detection of signals and of information that may be contained in signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; an extended Drake's equation, the longevity-separation relation, equilibrium, inhomogeneities, and chain formation; and the physical and psychological basis for the belief that a band of frequencies called the water hole is a prime band for SETI. This monograph will appeal to practitioners in the fields of astrophysics, astronomy, planetary formation, exobiology, and biological evolution.

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Genre: Science
Author: John Billingham
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2013-10-22
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483156149

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Highlights the most recent developments in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and advocates a diverse range of approaches to make SETI increasingly more powerful and effective in the years to come.

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Genre: Science
Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2011-04-01
File: 518 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438437958

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If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been accompanied by another, more complicated one: if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it? In this book, Daniel Oberhaus leads readers on a quest for extraterrestrial communication. Exploring Earthlings' various attempts to reach out to non-Earthlings over the centuries, he poses some not entirely answerable questions: If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? What languages will they (and we) speak? Is there not only a universal grammar (as Noam Chomsky has posited), but also a grammar of the universe? Oberhaus describes, among other things, a late-nineteenth-century idea to communicate with Martians via Morse code and mirrors; the emergence in the twentieth century of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence), CETI (communication with extraterrestrial intelligence), and finally METI (messaging extraterrestrial intelligence); the one-way space voyage of Ella, an artificial intelligence agent that can play cards, tell fortunes, and recite poetry; and the launching of a theremin concert for aliens. He considers media used in attempts at extraterrestrial communication, from microwave systems to plaques on spacecrafts to formal logic, and discusses attempts to formulate a language for our message, including the Astraglossa and two generations of Lincos (lingua cosmica). The chosen medium for interstellar communication reveals much about the technological sophistication of the civilization that sends it, Oberhaus observes, but even more interesting is the information embedded in the message itself. In Extraterrestrial Languages, he considers how philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, science, and art have informed the design or limited the effectiveness of our interstellar messaging.

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Genre: Science
Author: Daniel Oberhaus
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2019-10-22
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262355278

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Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is devoted to the concepts and studies related to the science, technology, and observational techniques of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI). Topics covered range from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the theory of interstellar communication; the problem of the origin of life; radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; and interstellar communication by neutrino beams. An infinitely expandable space radiotelescope is also described. This book is comprised of 21 chapters and opens with a discussion on the CETI activities of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) from 1965 to 1976 and describes the outlook for the IAA CETI Standing Committee. The following chapters sketch the background and rationale for a SETI program; the significance of the detection of signals and of information that may be contained in signals from extraterrestrial civilizations; an extended Drake's equation, the longevity-separation relation, equilibrium, inhomogeneities, and chain formation; and the physical and psychological basis for the belief that a band of frequencies called the water hole is a prime band for SETI. This monograph will appeal to practitioners in the fields of astrophysics, astronomy, planetary formation, exobiology, and biological evolution.

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Genre: Science
Author: John Billingham
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2013-10-22
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483156149

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Genre: Interstellar communication
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
Release: 1973
File: 428 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105030232529

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Astronomers around the world are pointing their telescopes toward the heavens, searching for signs of intelligent life. If they make contact with an advanced alien civilization, how will humankind respond? In thinking about first contact, the contributors to this volume present new empirical and theoretical research on the societal dimensions of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Archaeologists and astronomers explore the likelihood that extraterrestrial intelligence exists, using scientific insights to estimate such elusive factors as the longevity of technological societies. Sociologists present the latest findings of novel surveys, tapping into the public's attitudes about life beyond Earth to show how religion and education influence beliefs about extraterrestrials. Scholars from such diverse disciplines as mathematics, chemistry, journalism, and religious studies offer innovative solutions for bridging the cultural gap between human and extraterrestrial civilizations, while recognizing the tremendous challenges of communicating at interstellar distances. At a time when new planets are being discovered around other stars at an unprecedented rate, this collection provides a much needed guide to the human impact of discovering we are not alone in the universe.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release: 2011-09-30
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857452122

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For over four decades, scientists and engineers from around the world have devoted their lives to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). And they have never lost hope of finding the greatest needle in the haystack - a sign from outer space that we are not alone. Now, as a result of a groundbreaking computer program called SETI@~home, millions of ordinary people have joined in the search. SETI@home, designed by UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory, harnesses the idle and unused processing power of over 2.5 million PCs, in what constitutes the world's largest supercomputer, to analyze and process data collected by the Arecibo Radio Observatory. Searching for signs of life from far-off worlds is the ultimate challenge for radioastronomers, because the science of communication spans so many different fields of study-from biology to astronomy to linguistics and information theory. First, scientists must choose which star systems to, search. Then they spend extensive time combing through vast data in search of that one faint signal. But listening for a message is only the starting point of SETI. The real question presents the greater challenge: if we receive a message, how will we communicate with its sender? Rather than speculate about what information we might receive, Beyond Contact discusses how we might carry on complex high-level communication across interstellar distances by building a general purpose language to exchange messages with an intelligent alien race. The book also examines traditional radio (microwave) and laser (optical) wave communication techniques employed by SETI researchers and looks at ways to receive and transmit messages. In addition, it provides an overview of the Drake and Brin equations, as well as the Rare Earth Hypothesis. Through a process of elimination, these theories help determine the number of star systems in the universe that could harbor intelligent life. And they shed light on whether Earth - and the development of life here-is just an aberration or the tip of an iceberg.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Brian McConnell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release: 2001-03-20
File: 417 Pages
ISBN-13: 0596000375

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Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office
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Release: 1978
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105024718236

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