Cool Jobs: Reaching out to E.T. is a numbers game

Cool Jobs: Reaching out to E.T. is a numbers game

Cool Jobs: Reaching out to E.T. is a numbers game Scientists are using math to find aliens — and talk to them This is the second in a three-part series on the search for extraterrestrial life. Reaching : On November 16, 1974, astronomers at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico broadcast a powerful signal into outer space. Aiming their transmitter at a star cluster on the edge of our galaxy, they sent out a series of pings — 1,679 of them, to be exact. Why that number? Scientists at…

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