Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Looking for Life in the Universe The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Human beings have always looked at the heavens and asked Are we alone Is there life elsewhere in the universe What is that life like Unfortunately people can t actually travel to other solar systems

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  • Title: Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • Author: Ellen Jackson Nic Bishop
  • ISBN: 9780618548866
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Human beings have always looked at the heavens and asked Are we alone Is there life elsewhere in the universe What is that life like Unfortunately, people can t actually travel to other solar systems Even the closest stars are too far away to visit.Today, astrophysicists such as Jill Tarter are looking for other ways to search for extraterrestrial life Jill is the diHuman beings have always looked at the heavens and asked Are we alone Is there life elsewhere in the universe What is that life like Unfortunately, people can t actually travel to other solar systems Even the closest stars are too far away to visit.Today, astrophysicists such as Jill Tarter are looking for other ways to search for extraterrestrial life Jill is the director of Project Phoenix at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Twice a year, Jill and her team travel to the mountains of Puerto Rico where they use the world s largest radio telescope to examine nearby stars They search the sky, listening for radio signals that, if found and verified, would provide strong evidence that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe.Author Ellen Jackson and photographer Nic Bishop introduce us to a dedicated scientist and her thrilling, rigorous, and awe inspiring work in the field.

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    1. Looking for Life in the Universe is an informational text that follows scientist such as Jill Tater and their search of life on other planets. I found this book to be fairly interesting and it was interesting to hear Jill's story of how she came to work for SETI. This book looked at not only the aspect of life on other planets, but it looked at the research that goes into it as well. This book would be great for a unit on the solar system for older grades and would also be good as a book to have [...]

    2. How have I heard of Carl Sagan but not Jill Cornell Tarter who Contact was loosely based on? Her story is amazing and her work is fascinating!

    3. Genre: Informational Junior BookReaders follow Jill Tarter, an astrophysicist, on her search for extraterrestrial life, as well as learn about several different technology used for the process.a.) A major strength of this book is the relatable writing style used by the author.b.) This is extremely important for the targeted audience of this book, which would more than likely be for students in middle school. Sometimes informational books can be deemed boring and an endless list of facts after fa [...]

    4. Genre- InformationalThis is a great educational book about further research on life in the universe. Jill Tarter, an astrophysicists, looks for different ways to search for extraterrestrial life. She is director of the SETI program which stands for Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence. She discusses the different types of machines that are used and gives some background about herself and how she got where she is. She has always been interested in the outside world, so it is interesting to se [...]

    5. Is there life in outer space? Jill Tarter has made it her life's work to find out. This book examines Jill's work with the SETI Institute, an organization that searches for extraterrestrial life. Using powerful computers and massive telescopes, SETI examines radio signals to determine if any of them might come from other planets or stars in space. Jill Tarter thinks there's a great possibility of extraterrestrial life because of the enormous number of stars in our galaxy and other galaxies. Alth [...]

    6. Finally, a conclusive answer to the question of whether or not our government is hiding alien spacecraft and creatures from us. Nope. This book says so from the scientists who actually search the skies for life in the universe.I also enjoyed the discussion of planets and moons within our solar system which may have water, ice, or may have once had life on them.One chapter is devoted to Jill Tarter's life and what led her to become an astrophysicist. I'm always interested to hear about the path t [...]

    7. Genre: Non-FictionAwards: NoneGrade Level: 3-4Comments: I would use this book during a science unit and when we are learning about outer space. Since it is a story with many different scientists, I would have students get in groups and work on one person from the book and share some informational about their finding and career. I would also use this book to show the students what scientists do on a daily basis and what they look for and how they do it.

    8. This one was ok, a little boring, but informative. Even though I generally believe that there's probably life on other planets somewhere way out there, this one didn't really capture my imagination. A bunch of smart people just sitting around listening for messages just seems a little pointless to me.

    9. Really enjoyed this one. A look at what Director for SETI, Jill Tarter, does during a 2-week stay working with the world's largest radio telescope, this book is also part biography. The pictures and writing are clear and interesting for anyone wanting to learn about space and the scientists who search for life outside of our own planet.

    10. This is a "just the facts, ma'am" book. I realize it is over 10 years old. It would be interesting to children who like space and aliens, but it is not creative nonfiction. But then, not much of it was written back then.

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