What to Expect When You’re Expecting… A Signal from Space | CTV W5

What to Expect When You're Expecting… A Signal from Space | CTV W5

MBL cephalopod scientist Roger Hanlon weighs in on signs of intelligent life in the ocean in this segment on extraterrestrial life for Canadian TV (CTV) W5 news program. The full interview will air on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. ET on W5.

By Dan Raskin

TORONTO — For millennia, humans have looked up at the night sky, wondering whether alien life exists. For W5, I posed that question to several planetary scientists, astrophysicists, and radio-telescope astronomers who are bringing new tools and techniques to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

THE SOUND OF ET

We collect sounds from space all the time in the form of radio waves. For example, the farthest spacecraft from Earth, Voyager-1, sent back some haunting signals as it crossed from our sun’s solar system out into interstellar space. But those same electronic ears built to listen for human-made signals, might someday hear sounds sent by someone else. Read more…