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Starry Messages: Searching for Signatures of Interstellar Archaeology

  title={Starry Messages: Searching for Signatures of Interstellar Archaeology},
  author={Richard A. Carrigan},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • R. Carrigan
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
Searching for signatures of cosmic-scale archaeological artifacts such as Dyson spheres or Kardashev civilizations is an interesting alternative to conventional SETI. Uncovering such an artifact does not require the intentional transmission of a signal on the part of the original civilization. This type of search is called interstellar archaeology or sometimes cosmic archaeology. The detection of intelligence elsewhere in the Universe with interstellar archaeology or SETI would have broad… 

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