Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Search For ET: Narrowing The Focus

Dr. Margaret Turnbull, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC, has come up with a list of the top 5 "stars most likely to harbor intelligent life."

Topping the list of stars most likely to contain habitable planets in their system is beta CVn, about 26 light years away in the Canes Venatici constellation.

Theoretically, information of this sort will help programs like SETI consiberably increase their chances of "finding ET" by helping to prioritize the search patterns used.

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