Kosmologie

De verre uiteinden, het ontstaan en uitdijen van de kosmos hebben me altijd al geboeid. En er zijn raakvlakken met de andere categorie: extraterrestrial.

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Where is everybody? In the book “Aliens: the World’s leading scientists in search for extraterrestrial life” by Jim Al Khalili I read the following anecdote of one of those leading scientists: Enrico Fermi. Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi, the Italian-born American Nobel Prize winning physicist, made some of the most important contributions to twentieth-century science, but …

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Extraterrestrial 8/…

The Pioneer Plaque impact on Earth In Carl Sagan’s publication Cosmic Connection (1975) he reveals some of the background and impact of the design of the Pioneer 10 and 11 plaque. Below we publish some excerpts from this publication. Carl Edward Sagan (1934 – 1996) was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and …

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Modern METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) In 1932, Karl Jansky serendipitously observed radiation coming from the Milky Way at Bell Labs, thereby inaugurating the science of radio astronomy. By this point, the evidence that humans were the only intelligent species in the solar system was mounting, but Jansky’s breakthrough turned the entire galaxy into fertile hunting …

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