Key issues for SETI

  • Monte Ross
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Several key issues for SETI must be addressed before we can conduct an efficient search. These include the number of potential star systems as a function of distance, the sender’s choice of broadcast versus targeted signaling, the possibility of sensor probes, and whether we ourselves should be sending signals — the significance of the latter issue being that an alien civilization might be reluctant to reveal its existence to us.


Photon Density Main Sequence Star Star System Habitable Zone Host Star 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Praxis Publishing Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monte Ross
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  1. 1.Laser Space Signal ObservatoryOlivetteUSA

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