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Anybody out there? $100m radio wave project to scan far regions for alien life

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Astronomers are to embark on the most intensive search for alien life yet by listening out for potential radio signals coming from advanced civilisations far beyond the solar system.

Leading researchers have secured time on two of the world’s most powerful telescopes in the US and Australia to scan the Milky Way and neighbouring galaxies for radio emissions that betray the existence of life elsewhere. The search will be 50 times more sensitive, and cover 10 times more sky, than previous hunts for alien life.

The Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, the largest steerable telescope on the planet, and the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, are contracted to lead the unprecedented search that will start in January 2016. In tandem, the Lick Observatory in California will perform the most comprehensive search for optical laser transmissions beamed from other planets.

Operators have signed agreements that hand the scientists thousands of hours of telescope time per year to eavesdrop on planets that orbit the million stars closest to Earth and the 100 nearest galaxies. The telescopes will scan the centre of the Milky Way and the entire length of the galactic plane.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/20/breakthrough-listen-massive-radio-wave-project-scan-far-regions-for-alien-life

 
 
 

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Why bother? They're already here my brother. Check out the backside of the moon!
Hidden in the darkness!

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 WhiteHorse    490

I believe what is here ain't from out there. And what's out there has enough since to stay away from here.   Life is spread through the universe for a reason. Could you imagine the damage the idiots in charge on earth could do if they were allowed access to another planet. I bet the first manned craft that gets passed the radiation belt gets vaporized.  

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 rbear    240

They already received alien signal years ago using some scanner things  or something. How much more proof do they need? Oh yeah its just used to generate more $ and take in more.

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