Ever heard of the SETI Post Detection Taskgroup?  With its Thunderbirds esque title it sounds awfully official. This “taskgroup” is essentially a thinktank comprised of various astrobiologists and SETI scientists. It’s ultimately a toothless entity which is setup to  discuss what on earth we’re all supposed to do if we’re suddenly confronted with a signal of  alien origin.  So what are their objectives? The SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup exists under the authority of the SETI Permanent Study Group (SPSG) and will report to it annually. The purpose of the taskgroup is to prepare, reflect on, manage, advise, and consult in preparation for and upon the discovery of a putative signal of extraterrestrial intelligent (ETI) origin. The Taskgroup is empowered to call upon other consultants for…