21 July 2010, JellyBean @ 4:54 pm

Maybe they’ve been telling us what they had for dinner. Or perhaps they’ve just been trying to say hello.

But scientists today claimed that aliens may be using a cosmic version of Twitter to contact us – and we have been missing their ‘tweets’.

ET is more likely to be sending out short, directed messages than continuous signals beamed in all directions, say experts.

‘This approach is more like Twitter and less like War and Peace,’ said Californian physicist Dr James Benford, president of Microwave Sciences Inc.

He and twin brother Gregory, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Irvine, looked at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) from the aliens’ point of view.

They concluded that Seti scientists may have been taking the wrong approach for the past five decades.

Read the whole article here: Daily Mail

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