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The International Academy of Astronautics IAA has a set of protocols for those involved in the search for extraterrestrial life — which stipulate that anyone who finds a signal should make the world aware, and shouldn't respond to it — but those are only protocols, and nobody could be prosecuted for breaking them. As such, once a signal is found, it is unlikely that scientists would be able to stop someone with the right equipment from broadcasting a message.
That is despite continuing warnings from people like Professor Hawking, and raging debate among scientists and others about whether we should ever actually speak to aliens. But even if someone did make contact, it's unlikely that anyone alive would actually get to experience any kind of conversation — or see the wiping out of humanity that Professor Hawking warned would come.
Even if it did, each message would take 4. Some scientists claim to have intercepted messages which could have come from aliens , and Breakthrough Listen called those results "promising" early this year. The project published its initial results last week — but said that it hadn't yet found much. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
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