[ExI] Latest Search For Alien Civilizations Detects No Signals

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat May 8 16:55:06 UTC 2021

On Sat, 8 May 2021 at 11:36, Ben via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Seems an odd thing to do, looking towards the galactic centre for signs
> of alien civilisations, when we know that it's an inhospitable place,
> due to very reason it's possible to survey 60 million stars: the stars
> are so closely-packed. Rather like the old joke about looking for your
> car keys under a streetlight. It might be easier to look there, but
> surely the most productive place to look would be in the same zone of
> the galaxy as we are, right out towards the rim, where the chances of
> sterilising supernovae etc., are much lower.
> I don't think we can read much into this result at all.
> Not that I think we'll find signs of alien civilisations anyway, no
> matter where we look.
> --
> Ben Zaiboc
> _______________________________________________

The astronomers discuss why they think near to the Galactic Centre is
the most likely place to find habitable planets and their reasons for
choosing to search in that direction.

Section 2 of their paper.


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