Thursday, May 22, 2014

New NASA Book Offers 'Some' UFO & Alien Disclosure

NASA Book Suggest That Ancient Rock Art Could Have Been Created By Aliens


The book is titled Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication.

It was edited for NASA by Douglas Vakoch, Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute. Amazingly NASA offers up what many consider UFO and Extraterrestrial Disclosure. 

With the help of other experts he tackles a number of topics including the prospect of life on other planets and the means through which we might send or receive a message.

Some of the most interesting chapters tackle the issue of alien communication in the past, present and future.

In one section, for example, William Edmondson from the University of Birmingham considers the possibility that rock art on Earth is of extraterrestrial origin.

‘We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them,’ he writes.

‘For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens.’


Vakoch begins the 330-page book by postulating how difficult it might be to make first contact.

‘If a radio signal is detected in a modern SETI experiment, we could well know that another intelligence exists, but not know what they are saying,’ he writes in the book’s introduction.

He goes on to add: ‘Even if we detect a civilization circling one of our nearest stellar neighbors, its signals will have traversed trillions of miles, reaching Earth after travelling for years.’

But, all hope is not lost – throughout the book Vakoch and his colleagues tackle these very problems, and provide solutions that may prove invaluable in the future.

‘To move beyond the mere detection of such intelligence, and to have any realistic chance of comprehending it, we can gain much from the lessons learned by researchers facing similar challenges on Earth,’ he continues.

‘Like archaeologists who reconstruct temporally distant civilizations from fragmentary evidence, SETI researchers will be expected to reconstruct distant civilizations separated from us by vast expanses of space as well as time.

‘As we attempt to decode and interpret extraterrestrial messages, we will be required to comprehend the mindset of a species that is radically Other.’

The History of SETI
  • In 1959, Cornell physicists Gieuseppi Cocconi and Philip Morrison published an article discussing the potential to use microwave radio to communicate between stars.
  • A year later in 1960, astronomer Frank Drake conducted the first hunt for alien life with an 85-foot (25 metres) antenna in West Virgina, but after two months concedes defeat.
  • In the 1960s, Soviet Union performs extensive searches for ET, again with no success.
  • In the 1970s Nasa began to take an interest in Seti, with the chances of success seemingly growing as technology advanced.
  • In 1988, Nasa began sweeping surveys of the night sky for signals, but Congress terminated funding a few years later.
  • The independent Seti Institute, established in 1984, took over the job.
  • In 1992 the first planet outside the solar system is confirmed, an almost certainly uninhabitable world orbiting a pulsar.
  • In 2009 Nasa’s Kepler telescope launches and, over the next few years, finds hundreds of planets.
  • And just last month, the first planet of a similar size to Earth and at the correct distance from its parent star to host water, called Kepler 186-f, was found.
  • It is the most likely place that has been found that could host life as we know it.
Here is a link to the NASA post and the pdf file -  Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication
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