Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation

  title={Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation},
  author={Freeman J. Dyson},
  pages={1667 - 1668}
  • F. Dyson
  • Published 3 June 1960
  • Physics
  • Science
If extraterrestrial intelligent beings exist and have reached a high level of technical development, one by-product of their energy metabolism is likely to be the large-scale conversion of starlight into far-infrared radiation. It is proposed that a search for sources of infrared radiation should accompany the recently initiated search for interstellar radio communications. 

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