103: Jill Tarter - Proxima Centauri, the Drake Equation, and SETI in 2021!


Jill Tarter

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Last week the Guardian and Scientific American announced that Breakthrough Listen astronomers using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia saw a weird radio signal coming from Proxima Centauri, the star system closest to Earth. The signal behaves strangely, only using a narrow 982MHz band typically not used by human-made spacecraft. It also does not correspond to known natural processes. The frequency moves around too...not what you’d expect from a planet. As soon as I heard about it, I knew I had to talk to my friend, Jill Tarter!

Check out the biography of Jill (Making Contact) here: https://amzn.to/2M22Bv5 Please consider donating to the SETI Institute: https://www.seti.org Watch Jill's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EszGIvRdgTE

 

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