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Further Work on TRAPPIST-1

25 Apr 2017, 16:54 UTC
Further Work on TRAPPIST-1 NASA/R. Hurt/T. Pyle
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A closely packed planetary system like the one we’ve found at TRAPPIST-1 offers intriguing SETI possibilities. Here a SETI search for directed radio transmissions aimed at the Earth gives way to an attempt to overhear ongoing activity within another stellar system. For it’s hard to conceive of any civilization developing technological skills that would turn away from the chance to make the comparatively short crossing from one of the TRAPPIST-1 worlds to another.

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