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What is the Duration of Advanced Civilizations’ Attempt to Communicate With Us?

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Research on technosignatures is gaining momentum, with numerous papers delving into the nature and potential longevity of signals from highly advanced extraterrestrial civilizations. While we have yet to discover any such civilizations, the possibility of their existence remains a tantalizing prospect. A recent paper by Amedeo Balbi and Claudio Grimaldi, esteemed professors at the Universita di Roma Tor Vergata and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, respectively, offers a new statistical model to shed light on how long we may need to search before encountering a technosignature – and their findings are quite intriguing.

Prior research suggested that any civilization capable of creating a technosignature detectable by us would likely be significantly older than our own. The reasoning behind this assertion lies in the enduring nature of such technosignatures, which can persist over vast time scales and travel immense distances through space. However, a key assumption in previous studies is that these technosignatures would endure indefinitely, which may not always be the case. Many forms of technosignatures, such as radio signals or artificial lights, necessitate ongoing support and maintenance, implying that they may not persist for as long as previously believed.

Fraser discusses the idea of technosignatures.

In their paper, Balbi and Grimaldi introduce a statistical approach that more accurately reflects the dynamics of technosignatures in the cosmos. They posit that civilizations actively maintain their technosignatures for a period before eventually allowing them to fade out, reducing the likelihood of our detecting them. This statistical model clusters observable technosignatures towards the earlier stages of a civilization’s existence, highlighting the transient nature of these signals.

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While long-lasting technosignatures like the thermoradiation of a Dyson sphere may exist, they are likely outnumbered by actively supported signals from living civilizations. The researchers employ a rigorous statistical analysis, incorporating Lindy’s Law, which suggests that the life expectancy of a technology increases with its age. This skew in the distribution of technosignature lifespans implies that short-lived signals are more common than enduring ones.

Dr. David Kipping discusses his previous research on technosignatures.

These theoretical findings provide valuable insights into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, prompting further discussion and refinement of statistical models. As researchers continue to analyze SETI data and refine their methodologies, the quest to detect technosignatures from advanced civilizations remains an ongoing endeavor. Perhaps one day, we will catch a glimpse of these signals and make contact with beings beyond our world.

Explore Further:
Balbi & Grimaldi – Technosignatures Longevity and Lindy’s Law
Kipping, Frank and Scharf – Contact inequality: first contact will likely be with an older civilization
UT – The First Civilization We Contact Will Have Been Around Much Longer Than Humanity
UT – After all of This Time Searching for Aliens, is it The Zoo Hypothesis or Nothing?

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Two individuals sought for causing damage to popular rock formations at Lake Mead

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Las Vegas — Federal authorities are seeking the help of the public in identifying two men responsible for damaging rock formations at a national recreation site in Nevada.Officials at Lake Mead National Recreation Area announced on social media that the incident occurred over a recent weekend near the Redstone Dune Trail on the north side of the lake. The petrified red dunes in this area are a popular hiking destination within the park.A video shared by CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV, which has since gone viral, shows two men pushing chunks of sandstone off an outcropping while a girl can be heard screaming. Park officials have condemned this behavior as appalling, emphasizing that the damage caused is irreversible.


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An image from a video recorded on the evening of April 7 shows two men vandalizing popular rock formations.
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“It’s one of my favorite places in the park, and they’re up there just destroying it. I don’t understand that,” said John Haynes, public information officer at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in an interview with television station KVVU.

Haynes also emphasized that destruction of this nature at federally protected sites can lead to felony charges, resulting in potential fines and jail time. Spanning 2,344 square miles of mountains and desert canyons, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a popular destination just outside Las Vegas, attracting around 6 million visitors annually. Due to staffing levels, park officials often rely on the public to help monitor resources within the park boundaries.

Visitors are urged to use their cellphones to capture videos or photos of any suspicious activity, provided it is safe to do so, and to gather any information, such as license plate numbers, that could aid in identifying the offenders. The National Park Service operates a tip line that receives numerous submissions each year. The tip line number is 888-653-0009, and an online reporting option is also available.

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“It’s crucial to inform us of any such incidents,” Haynes added.

Over the past decade, there have been several cases of vandalism on federal land across the Western United States, with visitors defacing petroglyphs, toppling rock formations, and damaging centuries-old rock art.

 

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