Please remember that you are only required to respond to one of the topical questions below (your initial post). Be sure to include references to support your analysis.
“The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Program, Black Holes, and the Earth from Space” Please respond to one (1) of the following four (4) options:
- Describe the astronomy facilities at the ALMA in Chile. Assess the range of applications of this Array and the special considerations that were made in choosing its location.
- Describe the primary goals of the SETI program and the tools used to conduct this research. Explain how SETI researchers use the Drake Equation to quantify the odds of alien life. Note: Please feel free to include your personal opinions on the work conducted at SETI.
- From the first and second e-Activities, describe how black holes are believed to form. Assess the various tools and techniques that are used to study and observe black holes, as well as the ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum that are best suited for these studies.
- From the third e-Activity, describe how the images were obtained, as well as where they are located. Assess how this image, or similar images, might be utilized by researchers.