Listening to Distant Worlds - Class Activity
Sagan believes strongly in the importance of distant worlds, including those in our solar system. He sees them as tantalizing and inspiring, certainly worthy of our study and exploration. The storms on the planet Jupiter produce radio waves that are often detectable on Earth through the use of a simple radio tuned somewhere in the range between 15 and 38 MHz. Organize a listening session at an appropriate time, and invite students to bring in appropriate radios to aid in scanning this range.
Hello from Earth - Creative Project
In theory, all radio transmissions from Earth are sent out into space, and an extraterrestrial intelligence might be able to intercept and understand any one of them. Sagan suggests that this is one of the important ways that intelligent life might be detected on Earth, but that we are making relatively few...
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