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Release No.: 2011-30
For Release: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:00am

City Lights Could Reveal E.T. Civilization

If an alien civilization builds brightly-lit cities like those shown in this artist's conception, future generations of telescopes might allow us to detect them. This would offer a new method of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence elsewhere in our Galaxy.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)