There seems to be this trend in astronomy circles to report the discovery of alien planets. Many of these so called planets are always being reported in the news and the mainstream news always seems to find itself just left of center from Drakes’ equation.
Many decades ago a scientist named Frank Drake turned a radio telescope on a nearby star and listened for a message hoping for an alien civilization. This of course was the beginning—the search for extra terrestrial intelligence began and since that time mainstream science has been very quiet on the matter. However lately amateur astronomers have been able to produce remarkable evidence to show that there is something out there and yet the controlled information about space delivers no confirmation, not even recognition.
Originally Broadcast On 12/09/2011