The benefits and harm of transmitting into space

@article{HaqqMisra2013TheBA,
  title={The benefits and harm of transmitting into space},
  author={J. Haqq-Misra and M. Busch and S. Som and S. Baum},
  journal={Space Policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={40-48}
}
  • J. Haqq-Misra, M. Busch, +1 author S. Baum
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Economics
  • Space Policy
  • Abstract Deliberate and unintentional radio transmissions from Earth propagate into space. These transmissions could be detected by extraterrestrial watchers over interstellar distances. This article analyzes the harm and benefits of deliberate and unintentional transmissions relevant to Earth and humanity. Comparing the magnitude of deliberate radio broadcasts intended for messaging to extraterrestrial intelligence (METI) with the background radio spectrum of Earth, we find that METI attempts… CONTINUE READING

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