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Chances of aliens finding Earth disappearing

15:59 09 August 04
NewScientist.com news service

A pioneer of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has warned that for any intelligent aliens trying to search for us, "the Earth is going to disappear" very soon.


Earth to E.T.: We're waiting
Cosmic phone hasn't rung; why don't they call?
By Joel Achenbach
Updated: 4:16 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2004

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - They gotta be out there. We can find them if we figure out their frequency. It's a matter of looking in the right part of the spectrum, with the right kind of detector and the correct search algorithm. We are not alone; we're just momentarily a bit clueless.