By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 6:48 am Thu, Nov 10, 2011
“Future telescopes may be able to hunt for likely extinct alien civilizations by looking for artificial lighting. “
wow… and unless earth starts emitting something faster than light, we’ll be likely long gone before anyone else finds any currently-existing trace of our civilization
Is it Debbie Downer Day? I thought we liked Thursdays.
Kuiper Belt : distant star systems… that’s like five orders of magnitude. You’re gonna need a BIG mirror!
Hell with that amount of light pollution it is no wonder we have to place our telescopes in space.
The obvious next step is to start working on subspace communications.
So how long until we can eavesdrop on their WiFi?
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