José Rodrigues dos Santos

 

Sinal de Vida

(Signal of Life)

Story

SETI’s giant dishes copy an alien transmission from space. A signal of life. An unknown spaceship is fast approaching and in two weeks it will reach the Earth’s orbit. NASA urgently launches an international space mission to meet it. Onboard the shuttle are six astronauts, including Tomás Noronha. Waiting for them is the universe’s greatest mystery. Is life an accident or an inevitability? Is biology the mere product of chance or a cosmic imperative? Could life be the purpose of the universe?