E.T. Talk pp 153-180 | Cite as

Searching for a Common Language

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Perhaps you remember Steven Spielberg’s movie released in 1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The memorable end of this movie shows how humans might communicate with extraterrestrials through the interchange of music, with the famous melody “D E C C G” that we all hummed.


Radio Telescope Vocal Tract Reed Warbler Howler Monkey Humpback Whale 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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