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job1207

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<p>http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081013-mm-earth-habitability.html</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><font><font><font face="arial" size="2"><font face="arial"><p class="MsoNormal">If that sounds like the ultimate waste of science funding, take a closer look. The project is designed to scan Earth from a distance and note the evidence for habitability, so that we can better detect that evidence on distant worlds. In essence, if we want to find life on alien planets, we have to study a planet known to host life to determine what clues to look for, scientists say.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The researchers are using the European Space Agency's Venus Express satellite, in orbit around our neighbor planet, to study Earth from afar, where it appears smaller than a pixel in the spacecraft's cameras, with no surface details visible.</p><p class="MsoNormal">________________________________________________________ </p><p class="MsoNormal">I love this one. Yes, there are no signs of life on earth.&nbsp; YET. </p></font></font></font></font> </p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081013-mm-earth-habitability.htmlIf that sounds like the ultimate waste of science funding, take a closer look. The project is designed to scan Earth from a distance and note the evidence for habitability, so that we can better detect that evidence on distant worlds. In essence, if we want to find life on alien planets, we have to study a planet known to host life to determine what clues to look for, scientists say. The researchers are using the European Space Agency's Venus Express satellite, in orbit around our neighbor planet, to study Earth from afar, where it appears smaller than a pixel in the spacecraft's cameras, with no surface details visible.________________________________________________________ I love this one. Yes, there are no signs of life on earth.&nbsp; YET. <br />Posted by job1207</DIV><br /><br />Edit: Stupid post deleted by MW</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<p>Something similar was done by Galileo during its Earth flyby as well.</p><p>Jon</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Your comment shows a complete lack of understanding about the effort.&nbsp;&nbsp;It has nothing to do with the primary mission, it's just a way to simulate what a distant observation could determine about the earth,Sheesh.... <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><font size="2">It's not his comment.&nbsp;His entire&nbsp;post is&nbsp;a quote from the article, from Space.com yet.<br /><br /></font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#993300"><span class="body"><font size="2" color="#3366ff"><div align="center">. </div><div align="center">Never roll in the mud with a pig. You'll both get dirty & the pig likes it.</div></font></span></font> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Something similar was done by Galileo during its Earth flyby as well.Jon <br />Posted by jonclarke</DIV></p><p><font size="2">Didn't Galileo determine there was no "intelligent" life on Earth? <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /><br /><br /></font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#993300"><span class="body"><font size="2" color="#3366ff"><div align="center">. </div><div align="center">Never roll in the mud with a pig. You'll both get dirty & the pig likes it.</div></font></span></font> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">Something similar was done by Galileo during its Earth flyby as well.Jon <br />Posted by jonclarke</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">Very m,uch so Jon, & the conclusion was that were are here apparently. Galileo detected the radio noise coming from our planet & once signature that was pretty clear was the BBC & various other American & Asian broadcasters, as they were detectable as the Earth rotated in front of Galileo. Apparently the BBC signals were the ones detected the furthest out, Britain is obviously a very radio noisy country. Surprised really, given the puny size of my country,&nbsp;as I would have thought the USA would have been detected further out, given the size of the country & the number of American&nbsp;broadcasters, both TV & Radio.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Oh yes large green swathes were imaged & spectral analysis detected oxygen being a large component of the Third Rock from the Sun's atmosphere, hinted at photosynthesis, certainly plant life in abundance, that together with Radio noise form Non Natural sources (i.e not from Thunderstorms, Aurorae, etc), suggests that life had evolved&nbsp; beyond those of plants & perhaps developed a level of intelligence, beyond that of most animals.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Conclusion, yep we're here. I think MESSENGER also did this during the Earth pass, to confirm that there is life on Earth, possibly intelligent. Yep the results were the same as before.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">I wonder really what Venus Express hopes to achieve from so far away in this respect? Wonder if the combined artificial Radio Noise from Earth can be detected from Cytherian orbit? Or even Cassini from Kronian Orbit?????</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Interesting little side investigations, hopefully honing the skills of mission planners & engineers to custom build instruments for this very task on future missions to hunt for extra solar Earths.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.</font></strong></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">Didn't Galileo determine there was no "intelligent" life on Earth? <br />Posted by boris1961</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">Hi&nbsp;Boris,</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Apparently Galileo detected & was able to isolate various frequencies that determined Non Natural sources of Radio Noise emanating from Earth (not thunderstorms, lightning in volcanic plumes, aurorae), possibly heightening the possibility of life having evolved to the point at generating its own Radio & TV&nbsp;Transmissions, something that plants & most animals are incapable of apparently. My puny country makes one hell of a racket within the Radio Part of the EM spectrum.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.</font></strong></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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