Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alien-seeking radio dishes go dark

“Any number of headlines about E.T. not being able to phone home are already hitting the wires, but the hackneyed reference to everyone's favorite pop culture alien figure underscores a more troubling reality: the decades-long search for extraterrestrial life suffered a blow with the announcement that a $50 million alien telescope array is being mothballed because of a lack of funding.

SETI, an acronym for the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, refers to a project that's been underway to answer the not-so-inconsiderable question of whether humans are truly alone in the universe.

The original plans called for the Allen Telescope Array, part of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory, to house as many as 350 dishes...”


Part of an article from CBC News.comContinue reading

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