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    This is from today's 'Comment' in the Guardian newspaper:

    Is there anybody out there? For centuries human beings have wondered, although the ways in which we have gone about this have varied, encompassing spiritual and metaphysical questions as well as scientific ones. As we have gained greater understanding of the universe, however, our searches have taken on more concrete form. Questions about extraterrestrials have become a subject for science rather than science fiction and philosophy.

    Now a new collaboration between the Very Large Array observatory in New Mexico and the privately funded Seti Institute in California, could mean that our curiosity about aliens is closer than ever before to being satisfied. Data from the VLA’s 28 giant radio telescopes, configured so as to scan a vast expanse of sky, will be fed through a special supercomputer that will search for distant signals. Scientists who work at the Seti Institute said the announcement means their research, for a long time confined to the eccentric margins of respectable science, are now “almost mainstream”.

    How likely it is that a signal will be found, and what this might mean, are hard questions to answer. Seti’s existing projects have not detected any transmissions from other planets so far. But recent discoveries in space and Earth sciences have provided some encouragement to those who are enthusiastic about the prospect, however remote, of detecting other civilisations.

    While once it was thought that our solar system could be unique, since the discovery of the first exoplanet (a planet in another solar system) in the 1990s, thousands more have been located. Around one in five stars are now thought to have a planet in their orbit in a so-called “habitable zone” – that is, at a distance from the star where the temperature (neither too hot nor too cold) means that life is theoretically feasible.

    At the same time, the date at which life on Earth is thought to have started has been pushed back. Whereas once it was thought that the deep oceans could have sat dead and empty for billions of years before a freak chemical reaction produced the primitive cells that were the first form of life, recent science suggests that this could have happened much more quickly after the planet formed 4.5bn years ago. If it happened here, why not elsewhere?

    Are Earth’s 7.5 billion human inhabitants, along with the billions of other animals and plants we share our home with, on our own in the universe, our blue planet an oasis in a desert of rocks and gases? If there is another life form somewhere, could it be as intelligent as us? Or pose a risk to us, as the physicist Stephen Hawking once warned? As investigations of Mars continue, and a new set of observations from the James Webb Space Telescope are set to begin, our interest in the possibility of alien life appears undimmed – even as conditions in our own biosphere appear ever more unstable.

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    Popular Mechanics has long been the unofficial military mouthpiece regarding UFOs. Here's their latest: Inside the Pentagon's Secret Space Program

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...investigation/

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    Nick Pope on UFO sightings, the Navy and Pentagon | New York Post:
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    The Pentagon Was STUDYING UFO-related Data??


    Newly-leaked documents show that the Department of Defense had data that contradicts the publicly-acceptable narrative regarding UFOs. Tim and Adam get into the theories surrounding UFO sightings and the ways the government keeps tabs on possible alien activity.
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    Sky news did a segment this morning on this as well as a follup mention to the 16 day FRB signal they covered a few days ago.
    And not a hint of X-Files music to be heard.
    Drip..Drip..Drip !

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    Default Re: Part of the continuing slow drip to disclosure?

    If there be a consciousness "radar system" in the hands of any form of advanced intelligence, whether it shares our physicality, it is based from a sub-reality within greater reality but outside of our physical reality, I can imagine that Earth humans have reached the stage of development (including our consciousness) that we become blips on this radar. And thus, become more attractive to "visit" and explore. And if so, this could explain the hyperbolic increase in UAP and "experiencer" experiences.
    All the above is all and only my opinion - all subject to change and not meant to be true for anyone else regardless of how I phrase it.

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    Sounds optimistic yet our odds of finding more advanced ETs around here are slim because whatever “technical signatures” they will be able to detect and recover are signatures of algorithmically lower order than ours.

    The idea of expanding the SETI research to multi focal, multi disciplinary field of observation( what about involving the vast array of public researchers, abductees, contactees and so forth and taking them/us seriously) is a great step forwards:

    Dr Anthony Beasley, the director of National Radio Astronomy observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia to BBC: “It’s time for the SETI to come out of the cold and be properly integrated to all other areas of astronomy”


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    Experts scanning skies for “alien techno signatures”


    It will take them some time anyway, stock up on coffee. My back hurts like hell after recent trip to snow, taking another “spiritual seeker” up on their insistence and against common sense so pardon my scattered word prints.


    The gate is opened but difficult to find


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    Front page of today's Sun Newspaper
    ET, PHONE HOME! Supercomputer to scan ‘entire sky’ for signs of ALIEN signals and technology

    SCIENTISTS are ramping up their efforts in the search for signs of alien life.
    Experts at the SETI Institute, an organisation dedicated to tracking extraterrestrial intelligence, are developing state-of-the-art techniques to detect signatures from space that indicate the possibility of extraterrestrial existence.

    These so-called "technosignatures" can range from the chemical composition of a planet's atmosphere, to laser emissions, to structures orbiting other stars, among others, they said.

    Dr Tony Beasley, director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) telescope based in Virginia, US, said: "Determining whether we are alone in the universe as technologically capable life is among the most compelling questions in science."

    SETI scientists plan to develop a system that will "piggyback" on the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope based in Mexico and provide data to their technosignature search system.

    Dr Beasley added: "As the VLA conducts its usual scientific observations, this new system will allow for an additional and important use for the data we're already collecting."

    Life forms, whether intelligent or not, can produce detectable indicators such as large amounts of oxygen, smaller amounts of methane, and a variety of other chemicals, the experts said.

    So in addition, scientists are also developing computer models to simulate extraterrestrial environments that can help support future searches for habitable planets and life beyond the solar system.

    Victoria Meadows, principal investigator for Nasa's Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the University of Washington, which studies to detect exoplanetary habitability, said: "Upcoming telescopes in space and on the ground will have the capability to observe the atmospheres of Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby cool stars, so it's important to understand how best to recognise signs of habitability and life on these planets.

    "These computer models will help us determine whether an observed planet is more or less likely to support life."

    Meanwhile, SETI's Breakthrough Listen Initiative, which launched in 2015 to "listen" for signals of alien life, has released nearly two petabytes of data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way galaxy and the region around its central black hole.

    The organisation is now inviting the public to search the data, gathered from various telescopes around the world, and look for signals from intelligent civilisations.

    Yuri Milner, an entrepreneur and founder of the Breakthrough initiative, said: "For the whole of human history, we had a limited amount of data to search for life beyond Earth.

    "So, all we could do was speculate.

    "Now, as we are getting a lot of data, we can do real science and, with making this data available to general public, so can anyone who wants to know the answer to this deep question."

    The initiatives and strategies in expanding the search for extraterrestrial life were presented at the the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle.

    The news comes a month after astronomers tracked mysterious radio signals from outer space to a nearby galaxy.

    Using eight of Earth's most powerful telescopes, they found the signals originated in a spiral galaxy – like the Milky Way – located 500million light-years from Earth.

    Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) are intense pulses of radio waves that last no longer than the blink of an eye and come from far beyond our Milky Way galaxy.

    Their origins are unknown. Some think the energetic waves are the result of massive cosmic explosions, while others reckon they're signals sent by an alien race.

    More than 60 FRBs have been discovered over the past decade, but only a handful have repeated. These recurring bursts give scientists rare chances to study the origins of FRBs.

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