On a blueish rocky planet orbiting a star in a galaxy they call the “Milky Way”, an intelligent carbon-based species communicates by means of radio waves.
Any moment, they could receive a signal from their counterparts living in a distant corner of the vast Universe or a place in their vicinity. Likewise, their signals, leaking into outer space, could be discovered.
This species is us…
We don’t know whether this is ever going to happen, but what are we going to do if it does? Do we want this to happen, and how do we influence whether it does?
What would it tell about our existence?
What does it mean to be human?
Find out more about the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)…