SETI Institute Goes Into “Hibernation”

by Christopher Paul on April 26, 2011

SETI, citing lack of government funds is shutting down it’s radio dishes which scour the galaxy looking for signs of intelligent life.

The timing couldn’t be worse, say SETI scientists. After millenniums of musings, this spring astronomers announced that 1,235 new possible planets had been observed by Kepler, a telescope on a space satellite. They predict that dozens of these planets will be Earth-sized — and some will be in the “habitable zone,” where the temperatures are just right for liquid water, a prerequisite of life as we know it.

SETI Institute to shut down alien-seeking radio dishes – San Jose Mercury News via BreakingNews

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