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The Best Way to Eavesdrop on Aliens
Though humanity’s origins are humble, our dreams are grand.
It took millennia for our ancestors to leave their watery cradles. But from those primordial ponds, they eventually emerged and pressed their footprints into land. Those footprints would march through the eons, marking an inexorable progression toward the hairy, bipedal, big-brained beings we are today.
In just a fraction of the time it took those quivering creatures to evolve the lungs needed to breathe Earth’s freshly oxygenated air, our empires have risen and fallen, ideas have wrought the deaths of millions and humans have become an interstellar species.
It wasn’t until 1937 that the first powerful FM transmitter was built and began transmissions at a frequency that could fly into outer space. Those early