The eerie silence – are we alone in the universe?

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Presenter: Paul Davies

Published: January 2010

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 1461 views

Tags: radio

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

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