Eavesdropping During Planet-Planet Occultations


Evan Sneed presented their final project for the Astro 576 SETI class. While many SETI searches look for omnidirectional signals, this search is motivated by the Deep Space Network and seeks to eavesdrop on similar star-system level communication networks beyond our own. If a signal is sent from one planet to another in the same system, we may be able to pick them up when at the proper alignment. Using planetplanet to predict occultation timings in the TRAPPIST-1 system, they’re working toward planning a radio observation program.

Dec 3, 2020 12:00 AM
Evan L. Sneed
Evan L. Sneed
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Human searching for life far from home & improving habitability on Earth