From SETI Institute: “Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? – Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017”

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New Technologies for SETI Searches
The traditional method of searching for extraterrestrial signals in space is through radio astronomy, the method that’s used at the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array (ATA), among other sites.

SETI/Allen Telescope Array situated at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory, 290 miles (470 km) northeast of San Francisco, California, USA, Altitude 986 m (3,235 ft)

Shelley Wright who developed NIROSETI, at the 1 meter Nickel Telescope at the UC Santa CruzLick Observatory

Laser SETI, the future of SETI Institute research

New methods are being explored now, optical SETI is an example, and the SETI Institute is developing its Laser SETI program to search the sky for laser flashes generated by extraterrestrial intelligence. SETI Institute scientist Margaret Turnbull comments to SyfyWire:

“I’m anxious to see the SETI search become more methodical in conducting and publishing well-designed search programs,” she says.

If we detect something, Turnbull says it will answer questions about how aliens communicate with each other. She says we should look at animals on Earth — “especially in collective ‘hive’ minds” and that we should look out for senses that some animals have that humans lack, as well as the nature of memory.

“To me, all of this hints at how limited we are in the way we look at the universe, and pondering this deeply could help us think about ways to broaden our search for intelligence elsewhere,” she says. (SyFyWire)

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