Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

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Are we alone in this universe? For many years, human beings have been plagued by this age old question. Are there life forms out there similar to ours? If yes, why haven’t they made contact with us yet? The closest thing we ever witnessed that seemed remotely plausible were the events that took place in Roswell in 1947. Over the course of history, curious minds alike have attempted to solve this mystery by studying the behavior of planets and analyzing the cosmos. One of the most prominent organizations active in research in this particular field is the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute.

SETI was founded in 1984 by Thomas Pierson and Dr Jill Tarter. It is described to be a non-profit organization aiming to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. Research for extraterrestrial life includes radio experiments. This is because… Continue reading →

Roswell Crash: UFO or Weather Balloon

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The universe is big. Well, big is definitely an understatement. It is almost impossible to determine the actual size of the cosmos. For many years scientists under SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) have dedicated their lives to the search for life outside Earth.  Mid 1947, there have been reports on the crash landing of Unidentified Flying Objects in Roswell, New Mexico. News reports flourished with headlines about the metal disk flight objects carrying weird shaped bald beings. However so, the stories were immediately replaced by US military intelligence reports claiming that the UFOs were really weather balloons, dismissing the UFO theory. Conspiracy theorists however, believed this to be an elaborated cover-up.

Jesse Marcel, a notable witness was a major in the Air Force. It was shown that Marcel’s military career only advanced after the Roswell incident. Marcel’s personal accounts linking to the event were seen in a UFO documentary as… Continue reading →

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