Possible Existence of Extra-Terrestrial Technology in the Solar System


R. Burke-Ward (2000), JBIS53, 2-12

Refcode: 2000.53.2

Potential features of the design and function of extra-terrestrial probes are discussed with the aim of establishing criteria for search, detection and contact. Probes are categorised according to three primary areas of function – data-gathering, direct action, and sentient entities. Conclusions are drawn about possible probe technologies and modes of behaviour.