Justin Dowd: The True Story of Extraterrestrial Life

November 19, 2012

SETI is a research project dedicated to finding proof of intelligent life in our galaxy. Researcher Jill Tarter, the base of Jodi Foster’s character in the movie “Contact”, describes the project, “SETI uses the tools of astronomy to try and find the evidence of someone else’s technology out there.”

Every radio, television, and cell phone signal is unintentionally beamed into space. The signal of a song you heard on the radio yesterday is far beyond the solar system right now. Researchers hope to detect byproducts of technology released by other civilizations.

Read Justin’s full article in the Metro and see his latest chalk animation:

http://www.metro.us/longisland/national/article/1156481–race-to-space-the-true-story-of-extraterrestrial-life

chalk animation:  http://youtu.be/b24dGLfjsBE