SETI suspended due to budget cuts

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 26 2011 @ 03:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Discovery News reports the SETI project has been suspended due to budget constraints:
The SETI Institute is suspending its search for extraterrestrial radio beacons using its most advanced alien signal-seeking tool while it hunts for new sources of funding.

The privately financed group, based in Mountain View, Calif., has been using an array of radio telescopes at Hat Creek Observatory, about 300 miles north of San Francisco, since October 2007, to study stars for non-naturally occurring radio signals that could indicate the presence of a technologically advanced civilization beyond Earth.


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