Questions are raised about the search for intelligent life beyond the Earth, with UFOs and other close encounters refuted in favor of communications through SETI and radio telescope such as the Arecibo Observatory. The probability of technically advanced civilizations existing elsewhere in the Milky Way is interpreted using the Drake equation and a future hypothetical Encyclopedia Galactica is discussed as a repository of information about other worlds in the galaxy. The Cosmos Update notes that there have been fewer sightings of UFOs and more stories of abductions, while mentioning the META scanning the skies for signals.

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Encyclopedia Galactica

This Book is referred to by Encyclopedia Galactica part of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Season 1
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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Season 1

# Title Air Date
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
1:14 Ted Turner Interviews Dr. Sagan
1:1 The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean Sep 28, 1980
1:2 One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue Oct 5, 1980
1:3 Harmony of the Worlds Oct 12, 1980
1:4 Heaven and Hell Oct 19, 1980
1:5 Blues for a Red Planet Oct 26, 1980
1:6 Travellers' Tales Nov 2, 1980
1:8 Journeys in Space and Time Nov 16, 1980
1:9 The Lives of the Stars Nov 23, 1980
1:10 The Edge of Forever Nov 30, 1980
1:11 The Persistence of Memory Dec 7, 1980
1:12 Encyclopedia Galactica Dec 14, 1980
1:13 Who Speaks for Earth? Dec 21, 1980

Encyclopedia Galactica