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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China breaks ground on world’s largest radio telescope

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Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory has the world’s largest radio telescope but not for long.  China has broken ground on the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), a massive bowl-shaped radio signal collector that will be the world’s most sensitive when it opens for business in 2016.

 

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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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SETI Finds Regular Laser Pulse In Space

SETI Finds Regular Laser Pulse In Space

 Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

After you’ve spent more than 20 years hunting for an alien signal, you think you’d be celebrating if you noticed a mysterious pulse suddenly rising up on your computer readouts. A regular pulse, amid the random clatter of the cosmos, suggests that someone very smart at the other end is sending a message.

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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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