Extrasolar asteroid mining as forensic evidence for extraterrestrial intelligence

@article{Forgan2011ExtrasolarAM,
  title={Extrasolar asteroid mining as forensic evidence for extraterrestrial intelligence},
  author={Duncan H. Forgan and Martin Elvis},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={307 - 313}
}
  • D. Forgan, M. Elvis
  • Published 28 March 2011
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract The development of civilizations such as ours into spacefaring, multi-planet entities requires significant raw materials to construct vehicles and habitats. Interplanetary debris, including asteroids and comets, may provide such a source of raw materials. In this article, we present the hypothesis that extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) engaged in asteroid mining may be detectable from Earth. Considering the detected disc of debris around Vega as a template, we explore the… 
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