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Measuring Artificiality

Measuring Artificiality - The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts and the Face on Mars

“Though intelligent or semi-intelligent life conceivably exists elsewhere in our solar system, if intelligent extra-terrestrial life is discovered in the next twenty years, it will very probably be by radio telescope from other solar systems. Evidence of its existence might also be found in artifacts left on the moon or other planets.”
- “Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs”, Brookings Institution Final Report, 1961

In Arthur C. Clarke’s 1948 short story “The Sentinel” an artifact is discovered on the Moon. A tetrahedral structure made of a polished mineral and surrounded by spherical force-field, The Sentinel is suggested by the story’s narrator to have been created by an extra-terrestrial civilisation, perhaps as a warning beacon for passing space-farers.

The idea of discovering alien artifacts was not limited to the realm of science fiction. Shortly after the NASA was formed, a Washington DC based think tank, The Brookings Institute, while considering the implications of the fledgling space program, suggested that the exploration of our solar system may reveal this type of evidence of intelligent life.

MKFM Radio - Mars and Extraterrestrial Life "Uncensored" - TONIGHT at 6pm

Anthony Beckett will be a guest on the talk show "Uncensored" with Theo Chalmers on MKFM tonight from 6pm to 8pm (Sunday 9th, June 2013). 

The two hour show will look at the evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life from the fields of Observational Astronomy and Unmanned Mars Exploration missions. Are NASA covering up the biggest scientific discovery of the last century? 

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