archiv~1: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Brian Wong ( (no email) )
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 00:16:23 -0800

If the Arecibo M13 transmission is ever received it wouldn't even come close
to the WOW signal. fc << 1.0.

----Original Message-----
From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: aburto@cts.com <aburto@cts.com>
Cc: orbiter@tin.it <orbiter@tin.it> seti@sni.net <seti@sni.net>
astro@lists.mindspring.com <astro@lists.mindspring.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

>> need to be looking at the right time (!), the right 3
>> minutes in a time span covering, say, several billion
>
>If it really only was a 3 minute transmission:
>
>- it would not be verified by current peer review processes if detected
> on earth;
>
>- in one sense, the communicating lifetime of the human civilisation might
> only be 3 minutes, which rather reduces the Drake equation score - of
> course this doesn't allow for leakage signals.