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Could Aliens Be Sending Us Signals?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:56:51 -0500
Archived: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:56:51 -0500
Subject: Could Aliens Be Sending Us Signals?




Source: TimeMagazine.Com

http://tinyurl.com/bop9dxb

Nov. 28, 2012


Flickering Stars: Could Aliens Be Sending Us Signals?
By Michael D. Lemonick

When scientists go out looking for research funding, it helps if
their projects aren't all that exciting. Excitement usually goes
with the most speculative, cutting-edge science, but funding
agencies usually prefer to put their money on projects that seem
likely to bear fruit. "You pretty much have to demonstrate that
you've already done half the work to demonstrate it's feasible,"
says Lucianne Walkowicz, a postdoctoral fellow in astrophysics
based at Princeton University.

By that standard, Walkowicz's latest project shouldn't be
getting any funding at all. She wants to conduct a search for
extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), not by doing anything so
conventional as listening for radio transmissions =E1 la Jodie
Foster in Contact, or watching for flashes of laser light.
Instead, she wants to see if ET's are somehow manipulating the
light coming from their stars so that they wink at us =97 a long
shot if ever there was one, especially since she has no clue how
they might go about it.

(More: How You =97 Or Anyone =97 Can Help Find ET)

But thanks to a program titled New Frontiers In Astronomy And
Cosmology, funded by the John Templeton foundation and
administered by the University of Chicago, Walkowicz is getting
her chance.


[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead]




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