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Thoughts on SETI jargon

Astronomer Jason Wright submitted an interesting paper about SETI jargon to the recent Decoding Alien Intelligence workshop and has posted a…

2014 space archaeology bibliography

Breeden ‘SETI implications of gravitational assist via chaotic trajectories of binary objects‘ Chen How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites…

Review: ‘Communications from superior galactic communities’ by Ronald Bracewell

[This post is the second in a series exploring major works in the field of space archaeology. Read the first…

Review: ‘Searching for interstellar communications’, by Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison

[This post is the first in a series exploring major works in the field of space archaeology. The next will…

Apollo Planetary Historical Preserve

One of my favourite space heritage scenes from science fiction: Tranquility Base is by far the biggest tourist attraction on…

Review: Prometheus

Space archaeology movies don’t come along often, so I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. This review…

Stellar Demolition

I love the bathos of this extract from the Red Dwarf novels: Sipping her champagne Kirsty Fantori, the star demolition…

The First Words on Mars: A List from Science Fiction

There was some discussion on Twitter about the first words that should be spoken on Mars. I’m preserving some examples…

Review: ‘Footprints of alien technology’, by Paul Davies

Since the search for extraterrestrial intelligence began, astronomers have been trying to answer the question “Are we alone in the…

Review: ‘Response to Ben McGee’ by Linda Billings

Linda Billings states bluntly that Ben McGee’s “call for proactive xenoarchaeological guidelines” is not “a productive contribution to the scientific…

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