Signal Processing Application Brief
NASA Ames Research Center
Silicon Engines is partially responsible for the SETI project which
NASA is conducting to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life
in the universe.
Palo Alto, CA
Since the advent of space travel the question has persisted as to
whether other intelligent life exists in our universe. Recent
discoveries in astronomy and physics have suggested that planetary
systems are the natural result of star formation. This, along with the
discovery throughout interstellar space of more than seventy different
molecules necessary to the chemistry of life, support the hypothesis
that life could have evolved in other solar systems.
Searching for ET
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus discovering the
new world, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
deployed a system to detect signs of extraterrestrial civilizations in
the universe. This project will try to determine if any planetary
systems in orbits around the 400 billion other stars in our Milky Way
could support life.