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Turning to other areas of physics and science, Morrison made fundamental contributions to observational astronomy and the scientific and operational aspects of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has proceeded in fits and starts ever since 1959, when two Cornell University physicists, Philip Morrison and Giuseppe Cocconi, suggested that extraterrestrial civilizations would find it easier and cheaper to reach across the galaxy with radio waves than to visit in person.
It is part of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a scientific effort aiming to determine if there is indeed intelligent life out in the universe.
Lee is a planetary scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) in Mountain View, Calif.
We have hardly begun to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Science can reliably distinguish intelligent causes from undirected, natural causes as evidenced by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (vividly portrayed in the movie Contact).
News and features keep you up to speed on the physics of traffic jams, taxation in the ancient world, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and other conversation starters.
Author of numerous books and articles aimed at a general audience, host of the public-television series Cosmos, and frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Sagan addressed subjects ranging from human prehistory to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence to the consequences of nuclear war.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, as a subset of the almost mythical quest for mankind's identity in the belittling vastness of the universe, is an exciting attempt to focus man's ancient imaginative desire to have the planets and stars within our intellectual grasp.
For several decades now a limited number of countries, including the superpowers, have expended both scientific manpower and money on the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
After picking up the strange signals, Arecibo reached out to the nonprofit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, better known as SETI, for assistance in pinpointing their source.
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