Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announce $100M search for ET

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Stephen Hawking, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, Martin Rees, Frank Drake and others have announced at The Royal Society a $100 million funding for Breakthrough Listen.  It is the “most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.”

 

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SETI Marks 50 Years By Giving You a Chance To Send A Message to Alien Life

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ET: waiting for your call?

If you had the chance to send a message into space, what would it say? “Greetings, fellow sentient beings”? “We come in peace”? “Hi… we’ve kind of messed up our planet, and we wondered if by chance anyone out there had a spare one?”

 

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A New Way to Look For Little Green Men

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The Dish on ET

Astronomers are banking on a promising new technology to trace extra-terrestrials in the same way that one locates a needle in a haystack.

The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) comprises hundreds of small dishes that combine modern, miniaturised electronics and innovative technologies with computer processing.

It endows researchers with the capability to search for possible signals from advanced civilisations elsewhere in our galaxy – if they are transmitting in this direction.

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