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13. Is Anyone Out There?

Country Available: Canada

Bob MacDonald

The part of astronomy in which scientists look for signs of intelligent life among the stars is called the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Searching for alien life is like looking for a very small needle in one huge haystack. Yet a few ‘needles’ have been found: astronomers have indirectly detected planets circling other stars. Without alien planets there can be no alien life, so the new planets are a breakthrough discovery. Our story takes us to these strange worlds and finds out if any of them are a nice enough place for ET to call home. If we do make contact with aliens, what will we say? Talking to beings from other worlds may be the most difficult challenge of all, especially when it comes to choosing a language we’ll both understand.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2005 Closed Captioned Length: 28 minutes Library Audience:
  • Youth and Adult
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Subjects:
  • Science: Astronomy, Astronautics, Physics
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