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What is SPACELINE? [More]

From: Patricia Mason <pmason@ee.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 19:56:19 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 10:48:25 -0500
Subject: What is SPACELINE? [More]


Hi All,

Please refer to my other post on Spaceline. The description in
that post was taken from their web site. I think that may not
have been clear from what I sent to Errol, now that I think
about it. I didn't write it. Here is a sample record. This
turned up in a search for EXOBIOLOGY. Do some of your own
searches. It's a real eye opener!

Pat

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National Library of Medicine: IGM Full Record Screen

TITLE: Media reaction to a SETI success.

AUTHORS: Shostak GS

AUTHOR AFFILIATION: SETI Institute, Mountain View, California
94043, USA.

SOURCE: Acta Astronaut. 1997 Aug-Nov;41(4-10):623-7.

SECONDARY SOURCE ID: NASA/00022572

ABSTRACT: Consideration of the reaction to a SETI detection by
the media, and the effect this will have on the public, is more
than mere sociological speculation. An accurate forecast of the
media's interest can lead to actions that will help ensure that
correct and comprehensible information reaches the public. This
is most critical in the first few weeks following a discovery.
While a widely accepted protocol for dealing with a detection
exists in the "Declaration of Principles Following the Detection
of Extraterrestrial Intelligence," it gives scant consideration
to the fact that the actual situation will be chaotic and not
subject to easy control. The 1996 story about the possible
discovery of martian microfossils has provided a useful
precedent for what will happen if astronomers uncover the
existence of alien intelligence.

MAIN MESH HEADINGS: Exobiology/ *STANDARDS
*Guideline Adherence
*Mass Media
*Public Policy
ADDITIONAL MESH HEADINGS: Astronomy/INSTRUMENTATION
Astronomy/METHODS
Astronomy/ORGANIZATION & ADMIN
Communication
Exobiology/INSTRUMENTATION
Exobiology/METHODS
Exobiology/ORGANIZATION & ADMIN
Extraterrestrial Environment
Fossils
Mars
Meteoroids
Newspapers
Television

PUBLICATION TYPES: JOURNAL ARTICLE

LANGUAGES: Eng

ISSN: 0094-5765

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E-mail: spaceline@usuhs.mil

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