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In this blog, I talk about how aliens might live, how their bodies might function, what types of aliens there might be, and the possible structures in an alien society. I bring you up-to-date news about anything in space involving the possibilities of life. Also, I talk about the histories of our own species, and their endeavors into space. Please subscribe to my blog, and enjoy reading it!

Some posts include: http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2008/12/terraforming-morals.html

http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2009/02/alien-diplomacy_09.html

http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2009/01/space-faring-civilizations-beginnings.html

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Radio Transmissions and their Effectiveness

For over 8 decades humans have been sending radio signals into space, intentionally and unintentionally. Though this has only a limited effectiveness, because if aliens DO hear you, they will be hearing sounds and broadcasts that might be ancient by that time. Also, how do we know that aliens are not TOO ADVANCED to hear us? We have not discovered many transmissions, though we might be able to intercept a very old civilization's calls with radio waves. If we do contact an alien civilization, it would take many thousands of years to intercept their message, which we might not even be able to decode or understand. There is much uncertainty with radio transmissions. 

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