The SETI episode in the 1967 discovery of pulsars

  title={The SETI episode in the 1967 discovery of pulsars},
  author={A. Penny},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  • A. Penny
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
  • Abstract In the winter of 1967 Cambridge radio astronomers discovered a new type of radio source of such an artificial seeming nature that for a few weeks some members of the group had to seriously consider whether they had discovered an extraterrestrial intelligence. Although their investigations lead them to a natural explanation (they had discovered pulsars), they had discussed the implications if it was indeed an artificial source: how to verify such a conclusion and how to announce it, and… CONTINUE READING

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