Martian Radio Silence

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 07, 2016
     Category: Aliens | Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy | Technology | Experiments | 1920s

It'll be another 18 years before Mars was, finally, heard from.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/07/16 at 08:51 AM
The science is a bit wonky in the article. Notice that the description of the remote control truck almost could be applied to today's research into self-directed vehicles.
Posted by KDP on 04/07/16 at 11:32 AM
I wonder what they would have thought if they'd picked up a pulsar.

@KDP -- Tesla demonstrated a radio controlled boat in 1898(?). By the 1902s, a lot of tinkerers/garage inventors were trying to adapt other things for remote control, including a tractor so a farmer in a watchtower could plow four fields at once.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/07/16 at 01:26 PM
The problem, obviously, is that they aren't wearing tin foil helments.
Posted by Virtual on 04/07/16 at 02:08 PM
Radio waves with a length of 310.68 are in the super low frequency range of 30 to 300 Hz. This is the range that is used to talk to submarines.
Posted by BMN on 04/07/16 at 04:01 PM
Make that 310.68 MILES. I do need to do a better job of proof-reading!
Posted by BMN on 04/07/16 at 04:04 PM
SETI has been listening for anything coming from outer space for years with no luck either.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/07/16 at 07:49 PM
Until Earthlings can VISUALIZE using their turn signals, I doubt we'll ever hear the Martians using signals to contact us. We're the little brother they kicked out several millennia ago and they aren't about to let us back into the big boys' room to play. Nuh-uh.
Posted by Greg on 04/08/16 at 06:17 AM
Yet Venus would never shut up. (Think of the phrase I'm referring to)
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/09/16 at 08:36 PM
I know exactly what you are referring to and I will say this
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/09/16 at 10:25 PM

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