[FPSPACE] Russia Proposes Mission to Search for Evidence ofAstroengineering
pjp961 at svol.net
Tue Jan 20 13:49:56 EST 2009
Thanks for this.
It comes to my mind that this is not the first time that such a search was
planned-I think the Soviets conducted such a search in the 1960s, to look
for "artifacts" in orbit about the Moon (actually a corollary of such work
was done to see if the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft could be imaged while in
orbit-and Aviation Week at the time produced some photos of the "line
streaks" tracking of several of the Lunar Orbiters about the Moon)..and if
memory serves, I remember reading somewhere else that NASA conducted like
searches-but for things orbiting around Mars (also done I think in the late
1960s/early 1970s). Something large-not small. Such as space-station sized
But nothing was found in either case.
Unfortunately, I don't have references explicitly at hand for these
recollections. But I do remember reading about them. (Doesn't mean that
the original references were substantive, however. I relate these stories
for the essence of the related subject-matter to that of Larry's posting,
and not to their accurateness or veraciousness.)
So I encourage anyone else, if you do have such materials at your
fingertips, to please enlighten us all.
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Subject: [FPSPACE] Russia Proposes Mission to Search for Evidence
January 19, 2009
Russia Proposes Mission to Search for Evidence of Astroengineering
Written by Ian O'Neill
It is probably the most seductive urge for mankind: search for
extraterrestrial life. There are many ways to look for life; from digging
into the Martian dirt with robotic landers looking for pre-biotic compounds,
to building vast radio antennae to "listen" out for distant communications
either leaked or transmitted deliberately from a distant star system from a
developed, intelligent civilization. However, despite our best efforts, we
appear to be the only form of life for hundreds of lightyears around. It is
eerily quiet out there.
Although we appear to be drawing blanks so far, it doesn't stop us from
trying to work out what we should be looking for. In the quest to find a
vastly advanced alien civilization, a forthcoming Russian space telescope
hopes to bridge the gap between science fiction and science fact, attempting
to find evidence (or lack thereof) of observable attempts of
astroengineering by an alien race.
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