September 19, 2012

From the X Files: The IAU’s “Commission 51″ and the Search for ET Life

The International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) formal Search for Extraterrestrial Life has been established as “Commission 51 –a dedicated body of scientists searching for extraterrestrial life. The bioastronomy objectives of the commission include: The search for planets around other stars; The search for radio transmissions, intentional or unintentional, of extraterrestrial origin; The search for biologically relevant interstellar molecules and the study of their formation processes; Detection methods for potential spectroscopic evidence of biological activity.

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