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Re: What's Our Protocol For Making Contact?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:56:19 -0400
Archived: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:48:15 -0400
Subject: Re: What's Our Protocol For Making Contact?

>Source: LiveScience.Com


>29 March 2012

>If We Discover Aliens, What's Our Protocol For Making Contact?
>by Natalie Wolchover

>It is conceivable that humans could someday discover aliens. We
>scour the cosmos looking for their radio signals, and though
>we're not capable of interstellar space travel, it is remotely
>possible that we could find what we're looking for right here in
>our solar system.

>Life could theoretically exist on Mars, or on Europa, a moon of
>Jupiter, which appears to have an underground ocean. It's even
>possible (though highly unlikely) that these nearby life forms
>could be sentient. "It is consistent with current human
>exploration of the solar system that intelligent beings could
>have evolved in the deep oceans of Europa," said Jacob Haqq-
>Misra, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University.

>Another possibility, Haqq-Misra said, is that "intelligent
>extraterrestrial beings have traveled from a distant star system
>and taken up residence in the solar system. They might be living
>in an underground base on Mars or the moon, or they could be
>residing in the asteroid belt (or any number of other plausible,
>albeit unlikely, options)."

>Considering these scenarios, what would we do if we encountered
>an alien race? As it turns out, the question has garnered
>considerable academic thought since the first reported flying
>saucer sighting in 1947, not just as an inquiry in human
>psychology, but also as a way of contemplating what aliens might
>do if they ever found us.

>[More at site... ]

I assume that the Science Channel's new programs, Alien
Encounter: The Message and Alien Encounter: The Arrival, were of
interest in this area of curiosity.

I found them both interesting.

Steven Kaeser

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