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Top 33 interesting facts about Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Following is our collection of incredible Extraterrestrial Intelligence fact check articles and charts explaining insights about Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Sometimes weird, funny, and true Extraterrestrial Intelligence facts.

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What is Extraterrestrial Intelligence?
  1. SETI scientists believed that the chances for finding intelligent extraterrestrial life were far greater than initially expected, since Earth developed two intelligent species - humans, and dolphins.

  2. '2001: A Space Odyssey' director Stanley Kubrick wanted to take out insurance with Lloyd’s to protect himself against losses in the event that extraterrestrial intelligence was discovered before his movie was released. Lloyd’s refused.

  3. In 1977, SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) received a 72 second signal from the Chi Sagittarii star group whose origin and intent remains unknown.

  4. About the Fermi Paradox which talks about extraterrestrial life and questions why, if life should be so common (according to statistics), we haven't been contacted by any other intelligent forms of life

  5. 100 million is being spent in a 10-yr search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe, financed by Russian tycoon Yuri Milner and supported by Stephen Hawking. Funds will be used to get radio telescope time, research/development of receiver technology, and to hire astronomers.

  6. Our response to the only signal arguably from extraterrestrial intelligence was 10,000 Twitter messages

  7. During the Cold War, Americans spent 21 years trying to listen to secret Soviet radio signals used for interplanetary spacecraft. The US only succeeded when the CIA commandeered a van from SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) that allowed them to scour 1,000s of signals at once.

  8. The Fermi Paradox, a list of possible reasons why we haven't yet found any evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe despite overwhelming scientific proof that it has to be out there somewhere

  9. You can use your home computer to help SETI find extraterrestrial intelligence

  10. The radio frequency 1420 Mhz is internationally banned for use on Earth due to the probability of its use by intelligent extraterrestrial to communicate a message.

What are some fun facts about extraterrestrial intelligence?

The Arecibo message was a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13 in the hope that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it.

Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner are funding the 100 million dollar project, "Breakthrough Listen," the world's largest radio signaled search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever undertaken.

About the Fermi Paradox which talks about the lack of evidence and high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. It argues that if other intelligence life exist why haven’t we found any evidence of it yet.

For over sixty years, teams within the US Air Force and US intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and extraterrestrial visits as part of their counter-intelligence programs.

During the Cold War, Americans spent 21 years trying to listen in to secret Soviet radio signals used for interplanetary spacecraft. They only succeeded when the CIA learned SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) had a van packed full of the necessary equipment.

An Apollo Astronaut claimed that Vatican has "awareness" of ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence

Seti@Home, a free public volunteering software that analyzes radio signals in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with over 5.2 million participants till now. Astronomer Seth Shostak has said that he expects to get a conclusive signal and proof of alien contact between 2020 and 2025.

About the Voyager Golden Record - A gold plated disc on both Voyager spacecrafts that contains sounds of nature (whales, birds, surf) and greetings in 55 languages intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life

Ancient astronauts" or "ancient aliens" refers to the pseudoscientific idea that intelligent extraterrestrial beings visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity and prehistoric times, influencing the development of modern cultures, technologies, and religions, and even human biology

How Dolphins On LSD Shaped The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence - fact check

Wow! signal was a strong radio signal received by Ohio State University radio telescope in the United States, used to support the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The signal appeared to come from the constellation Sagittarius and bore the expected hallmarks of extraterrestrial origin. - fact check

For over sixty years, teams within the US Air Force and US intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and extraterrestrial visits as part of their counter-intelligence programs.

Contrary to popular belief, no government funds are allocated to SETI Institute (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) – these are financed entirely by private contributions.

We send this image to be judged by a extraterrestrial intelligence (Voyager) - fact check

The Drake Equation, while now used to estimate the number of alien civilizations in the galaxy, was first developed just as a way to stimulate scientific dialogue at a meeting on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

The sounds of Bach, Mozart, and babies crying are currently in interstellar space on board NASAs deep space explorers in case they are found by intelligent extraterrestrial life.

From the show QI, that SETI (the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) has a protocol in place in case we receive any messages from aliens. (Description of the protocol in comments)

You can donate your unused CPU power to search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The radio frequency 1420 Mhz is internationally banned for use on Earth because it is the most probable wavelength for intelligent extraterrestrial life to communicate a message.

The Sirius Mystery. It's about a tribe is west Africa that seem to preserve a tradition of contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings from the Sirius star system which is invisible to the naked eye. Only recently have we been able to see it with modern telescopes.

Arecibo message interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13 in the hope that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it. And it will take 25,000 years to reach its intended destination. - fact check

Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell emailed John Podesta requesting a meeting to discuss Zero Point Energy and Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Carl Sagan and Dr Frank Drake of Cornell University sent a CETI (communication with extraterrestrial intelligence) out into space in 1974. August 21st, 2001 it was answered.