Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TedTalks - Jill Tarter: Why the search for alien intelligence matters (TED Prize winner!)

About this talk

The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.

About Jill Tarter

SETI's Jill Tarter has devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere, and almost all aspects of this field have been affected by her work. Full bio and more links



Blogger Ace Gopher said...

When my Dad was born, men had not touched foot on the moon.

When I was born, we knew of no planets outside our solar system.

When my kids were born, we knew of no Earth-sized planets around other suns (and still don't).

The progress of science due to technological advancement is amazing. I hope that with Kepler, ATA, and other projects, we will discover Earth-size planets in the habitable zones of Sol-like stars, and discover life beyond Earth before my Grandkids are born.

March 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

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