Seeking the Beacon

Seeking the Beacon
Seeking the Beacon Clouds of interstellar dust obscure the view of our galaxy's central region which, viewed from Earth, lies in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius. With our solar system situated on the outskirts of the Milky Way, most of its stars appear within or beyond the galactic center. If any galactic beacon engineers are beaming a message our way, chances are it will come from that direction. Part of the fun of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is trying to guess how another technological civilization might try to contact ours. David Malin, Anglo-Australian Observatory

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