A Moonshot for Extraterrestrial Communication

Published in: Anthropology News (2019). doi: 10.1111/AN.1213

Posted on RAND.org on August 06, 2019

by Luke J. Matthews

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The term "moonshot" is used to suggest an exploratory enterprise with a high probability of failure, but also one that promises tremendous impact in the unlikely outcome of success. Several new developments in astronomy are examples of truly ambitious moonshots: efforts to contact intelligent extraterrestrials supported by investments from the private sector.

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