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The Future of Interstellar Communication

How will we communicate with the ships that we send to other stars? Scientists think the answer might involve using the sun as a giant lens to strengthen the signal.

Host: Caitlin Hofmeister
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Sources:
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2015/01300800-talking-to-pluto-is-hard.html
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.05570.pdf
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111221.html
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-seventy-billion-mile-telescope
https://www.space.com/34593-james-webb-space-telescope-complete-2018-launch.html
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1604/1604.06351.pdf
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576510002304
https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.03795
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Images:
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/services/networks/DSN50Gallery-08.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_(optics)#/media/File:Lens1.svg
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111221.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/multimedia/pia17462.html
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/hubble-displays-a-dwarf-spiral-galaxy

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