Thursday, July 03, 2008

WOW! Interstellar Spam?

Of the 88 constellations on the sky Sagittarius is the Monopoly game's "Boardwalk" and "Park Place" on the sky.

Why so special? Because it lies in the direction of the galactic center. This is a region of the Milky Way galaxy that contains the highest density of stars because we're looking right into the hub of our star-city. It includes some of the oldest stars in our galaxy.

Sagittarius is the first constellation I would pick to go looking for signals from E.T.

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At a recent astrobiology meeting I sheepishly approached veteran SETI astronomer Frank Drake about the WOW signal. I half expected him to say: "Oh that silly thing!"

Instead, Drake shared the same belief that it was a real interstellar message.

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)

1 comment:

symbotic said...

Look to Draco...