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 >http://www.livescience.com/19360-humans-discover-aliens.html >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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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