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SETI chief claims alien contact within 20 years

By T.K. Randall
April 9, 2009 · Comment icon 13 comments



Image Credit: NASA
The chief astronomer of SETI has claimed that mankind will make contact with an intelligent alien race within 20 years. NASA's Kepler space telescope will scan over 100,000 stars in search of habitable planets.
Some leading astronomers are quite confident that mankind will make contact with intelligent alien life within two decades. The search for extraterrestrial life will leap forward next year when NASA launches the Kepler space telescope. The instrument will be constantly scanning the same 100,000 stars over its four-year mission with the exciting objective of discovering Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones around suns. "


Source: Daily Galaxy | Comments (13)


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Comment icon #4 Posted by Ashiene 14 years ago
Another fallacy in assuming that intelligent aliens use the same form of communication as us.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Harriet C. 14 years ago
Does anyone even believe them anymore?
Comment icon #6 Posted by DONTEATUS 14 years ago
I bet we find Intelligent contact before Bush finds it.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Eternal Light 14 years ago
this will be covered up and swept under the rug in no time. If by that you mean that the findings of NASA's Kepler space telescope will be hushed up, I don't believe that anyone would dispute that. But it's too late for Seti's chief Astronomer to retract. It's a matter of universal record now. Mind you, in retrospect, that's what happened at Roswell, so who knows.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Eternal Light 14 years ago
Another fallacy in assuming that intelligent aliens use the same form of communication as us. I don't think that Seti ever implied that. Communication doesn't rely merely on the spoken word. Many humans cannot communicate by language alone. I don't understand Japanese, but it wouldn't stop me from communicating with someone from Japan. Sign language, facial expressions and nuance in tone cane be just as valid in communicating.
Comment icon #9 Posted by BaneSilvermoon 14 years ago
Maybe I'm just having a bit of Deja Vu here but I SWEAR this exact thing was posted here quite a while back.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Eternal Light 14 years ago
Maybe I'm just having a bit of Deja Vu here but I SWEAR this exact thing was posted here quite a while back. I think that it's a topic of discussion and interest that is never gonna cease BaneSilvermoon, until we get some answers. The internet and forums are awash with debate on the subject. One can't get away from it, and few want to. Human curiousity being what it is it's perhaps understandable.
Comment icon #11 Posted by kantsleep 14 years ago
We have been to planet earth many times through out the centuries and one thing with the humans remains constant. You are a barbaric species, many whose goal in life is to is to treat your fellow man badly. Some of you have "seen the light" and may get a chance to be taken to meet other intelligent civilizations. The rest will remain on earth,kill yourselves off and then we'll move in and build a large putt-putt course.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Eternal Light 14 years ago
C'mon, 'fess up! Who woke kantsleep up? He's been dormant since bonfire night '07. With one post to his name he had to use it immaturely. *sighs*
Comment icon #13 Posted by isis-999 14 years ago
I really don't know they can say when we will find life in outer space, thats really a bold statement if you ask me.... I really don't know they can say when we will find life in outer space, thats really a bold statement if you ask me....


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