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"Contact": A Scientist Demands Proof

Contact, a movie based on a novel by Carl Sagan, focuses on an ambitious astronomer, Ellie Arroway, played by Jodie Foster, who is convinced there is life on other planets. Nearly everyone ridicules Ellie for the tireless hours she spends listening for signals sent by little green men in outer space. This all changes, however, when Ellie discerns a pattern in a radio signal from another galaxy. The possibility of extraterrestrials is a reality, and the world looks to her for answers.

While Ellie never doubted that extraterrestrial life existed, even when there wasn't proof, she ...

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