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Are we alone in the universe? Are we the only ones who look up at the stars and wonder, Is there anybody out there? The Universe s1e13: Search for ET, History 2007
The Miller-Urey experiment had demonstrated that the precursors for living organisms could have been started by a chemical reaction. ibid.
Would extraterrestrial life be water and carbon based? Would DNA shape intelligent life? And would aliens look anything like us? ibid.
Scientists dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life are keenly focused on Europa. ibid.
Tidal heating – and it may create enough heat to keep H²O miles below the surface of Europa in liquid form. ibid.
8Titan is an enormous planetary body. The second largest moon in the solar system. 50% larger than the Earth’s moon. If it wasn’t orbiting Saturn, Titan would be a planet in its own right. But most impressive of all, many scientists believe that Titan could now, or at some point in the future, provide a habitat for life. ibid.
To date, no such signal has been detected. ibid.
It’s perhaps the Holy Grail of planetary science. Are we a lonely planet or does life exist beyond Earth? The Universe s2e7: Astrobiology, History 2008
I personally don’t believe in aliens. But I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing. J T Walsh
He looks like a man: it’s got legs and a head – I can see it. The Thing from Another World 1951 starring Margaret Sheridan & Kenneth Tobey & Robert Cornthwaite & Douglas Spencer & James Young & Dewey Martin & William Self & James Arness & Paul Frees et al, director Christian Nyby, geezer
It’s the eyes being open that get ya. ibid. geezer
Now people by the ’60s and ’70s and because of the Cold War people were paranoid, convinced governments were lying to them, convinced that something was concealed and convinced the world was not as they we were told it was. So people were ready for a story, ready for a story about extraordinary things. Bryan Appleyard, author Aliens
The aliens should be regarded as our brothers. Pope Benedict XVI
The Mission of the Seti Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. SETI welcome sign
So how do we find the aliens? ... One thing to do is to look for radio waves that might be coming to us from other worlds. So you build big things like this. I think that there’s a good chance that we will find that this planet is not the only one even in this solar system to have spawned some biology. My guess is we will find a signal coming from another world. Dr Seth Shostak, SETI: The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
So far the aliens have been coy. Dr Seth Shostak
This is some archive data from the 9th to the 11th September 1988 when the strongest signal of our five years of running came in ... We’ve never once seen one of these signals say Hello a second time. Professor Paul Horowitz, Oak Ridge Megachannel Extra-Terrestrial Assay, televised interview
After forty years of listening out for a message scientists have found nothing. Alien Contact Investigated
In what became known as Fermi’s Paradox he asked, Where is everybody? If our galaxy is so crowded, why haven’t we heard from anyone? ibid.
The first scientist to see the computer printout wrote down one word: Wow! But the Wow! signal as it came to be known has never been heard again. ibid.
What or Who is out there? Is there other life in the universe? Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman s1e6: Are We Alone? Science 2010
The Wow! signal was a one-time event. ibid.
Twenty years after the Wow! signal SETI detected another signal from space ... It came from a man-made space probe. ibid.
Kepler is the first ever satellite solely devoted to the hunt for planets outside our solar system. ibid.
What if the aliens don’t need things like bodies? Looking for life as we know it could be a mistake. ibid.
Do they resemble beings on Earth? Or could life take on new and unexpected forms? What do aliens look like? Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s2e10: What Do Aliens Look Like?
Successful designs like jointed limbs and hard skeletons show up again and again … [and] expects to see them on other worlds too. ibid.
There could be countless other civilisations each with knowledge, history and ambition vastly different from our own. And one day, perhaps sooner than you think, humanity and alien civilisation will collide. How will that day change us? Will it be our greatest leap forward or the end of everything we know? Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s3e1: Will We Survive First Contact
Do aliens think in ways we could ever understand? Do all forms of intelligence share the same underlying pattern? Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s4e4: How Do Aliens Think?
Ever worry about picking up a bug? What if we have all caught something, something unidentifiable and of unknown origins? Not from each, but the heavens. Drops of rain could be bringing us visitors from another planet. Aliens invading our bloodlines or maybe even infecting our technology … Are aliens inside us? Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s6e2: Aliens Inside Us
Virtually every living thing on Earth contains transposons … Half of our DNA is now alien. ibid.
Panspermia: Life spreads around the universe when a comet or asteroid hits a planet. ibid.
A radio play that convinced America that Martians were invading. Days that Shook the World s3e3, BBC 2005
October 30th 1938 ... The United States of America is listening to the radio. It’s the day before Halloween. Ten million radio sets have been sold since last year. Radio is a phenomenon. ibid.
CBS Studio, New York 7:25 p.m. Yet to be a famous name Wells is already turning heads in the theatrical world. He has been writing and directing since the age of ten. ibid.
Within two hours Orson Welles will be a household name. ibid.
He made a radical suggestion: the story should be presented as a series of news flashes ... For the next seven minutes listeners start turning their dials ... By now over a million people are panicking by their radios. ibid.
News of the panic spread around the world. ibid.