The SETI project scans the skies for alien messages, and controversially claim they succeeded in 1977.
- The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, is a collection of scientists who scan the Solar System looking for alien signals.
- In 1977, SETI detected a powerful radio signal originating in the Sagittarius constellation, which was named the 'Wow!' signal.
- The 'Wow' signal is the closest we've come to a message from another civilisation.
- As planet hunters locate new worlds, SETI can focus their search on Earth-like planets.
Are we alone?
For over 50 years a group of scientists and astronomers have been trying to find the answer to that question.
Under the collective name SETI – the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence – they seek evidence of life in the Universe by scanning the Solar System for a signal from …
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