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Search Is On For Alien Laser Signals

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@get2net.dk>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 06:08:32 +0100 (MET)
Fwd Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 10:10:32 -0500
Subject: Search Is On For Alien Laser Signals


Source: New Scientist, January 30, 1999.

http://www.newscientist.com:80/ns/19990130/nshorts.ht
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Stig

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newswire

Alien Lights

The search is on for lasers being beamed our way by alien
civilisations.

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The Planetary Society in the US has funded projects in
California and Massachusetts to look for short pulses of light
from nearby stars similar to the Sun, as well as from globular
clusters and galaxies. A third project will examine existing
data from telescopes for steady, narrow-band signals. These two
types of signal might be visible if extraterrestrials were
pointing powerful lasers in our direction.

"Our laser technology is new, but powerful enough to reach other
stars," says Nobel prizewinner Charles Townes of the University
of California at Berkeley, one of the scientists involved. He
thinks extraterrestrial civilisations may have developed
even more powerful versions.

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>From New Scientist, 30 January 1999

=A9 Copyright New Scientist, RBI Limited 1999


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