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The contact paradox

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

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W1S 4BS

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In 1974 a message was beamed towards the stars by the giant Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a brief blast of radio waves designed to alert extraterrestrial civilisations to our existence. Of course, we don't know if such civilisations really exist. For the past six decades a small cadre of researchers have been on a quest to find out, as part of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. So far, SETI has found no evidence of extraterrestrial life, but with more than a hundred billion stars in our Galaxy alone to search, the odds of quick success are stacked against us. Keith Cooper will look at how far SETI has come since its modest beginnings, where it's going and the assumptions that we make in our search for extraterrestrial life.

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