Searches for Technosignatures in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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The search for life beyond the Solar System-a major part of the Planetary Systems thematic area of the Astro2020 Decadal process-includes the search for technological life.

Although financial support for such searches at the NSF and NASA and in past decadal surveys has been weak to nonexistent, recent advances in astrobiology, astrophysics, and advances in technical capability make searches for technosignatures a compelling theme for 2020-2030 and beyond.

Jason T. Wright
(Submitted on 18 Jul 2019)

Comments: White paper submitted to the Astro2020 Dedacal survey process
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference: 2019 BAAS 51(3) 389
Cite as: arXiv:1907.07831 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1907.07831v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Jason Wright
[v1] Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:26:08 UTC (293 KB)
v0.2.1 released 2019-04-18 Feedback?
https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.07831
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