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The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) institute issued a media alert saying they were going to issue a “major announcement” in one week.
The entire scientific community freaked out, assuming we’d found a radio signal from another world.
The announcement? A new Astrobiology study center.
Way to freak the hell out of everyone, SETI.
Although, as pointed out by SpaceRef.com, do you think they’d embargo an announcement of life somewhere else a WEEK IN ADVANCE and expect the media to sit on it?
Heh. Funny stuff for a Tuesday afternoon.