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New Projects Look To Ramp Up The Search For Intelligent ETs
2014-05-22 12:11:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has been a long yet relatively quiet one. First discussed in 1896 when famed inventor Nikola Tesla claimed that his wireless electrical transmission system could potentially be used to contact beings on Mars, scientists have continually developed increasingly sophisticated instruments over the years to reach out to intelligent life in the cosmos. While we know today that there...

2012-11-16 09:28:51

SETI Institute Gift Will Enhance Telescope to Search for Life on Other Planets SETI Institute announces today it has received a donation of $3.5 million from Franklin Antonio, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Qualcomm. The money will be used to more than double the sensitivity of the Allen Telescope Array by replacing a portion of the antenna feed, which receives signals from the cosmos to search for life in the universe. In honor of the donation, the upgrade will be called the...

SETI To Receive Funds From Uwingu
2012-08-30 15:00:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uwingu announced it would be funding the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array through donations it has received so far. Uwingu is an organization previously reported about here on redOrbit that aims to help fund space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world. The organization has determined that its first priority is to donate half of its "bonus" funds above its $75,000 business launch target to the Allen...

SETI Reaching Out To The Public For Alien Search
2012-02-29 13:54:34

Participants are being asked to join in the search for extraterrestrial life using a website that will stream radio frequencies transmitted from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Allen Telescope Array. Dr Jillian Tarter, winner of the TED Prize in 2009 and director of the Seti Institute's Center for Seti Research, hopes SETI Live will help build upon the community of scientists and technologists already involved in the research. "I'm hoping that an army of volunteers...

SETI Back On Track After US Military Funding
2011-12-07 11:42:35

The Search for Extra Terrestrial intelligence (SETI) is back on track after funding from the U.S. Air Force Space Command. The U.S. Air Force has paid SETI the funds it needs to restart its efforts in looking for extra terrestrial life. SETI plans to check out the new habitable exoplanets recently discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope to determine if they might be a home to an alien civilization. "This is a superb opportunity for SETI observations," said Jill Tarter, the...

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2011-08-09 14:30:00

Over $200,000 in donations from fans have helped place SETI's search for alien life back on track. The institute had previously put the 42-antenna Allen Telescope Array in Northern California on hold due to budget conflicts. SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) said if it could raise $200,000 from the public by August it would be able to turn the array back on. The institute spends $1.5 million annually to keep the array up and running.  Karen Randall, director of...

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2011-05-15 07:45:00

US astronomers said Friday that they are now listening to the skies for the existence of ETs, using a massive radio telescope in West Virginia to scan for signs of alien life on 86 possible Earth-like planets in the heavens above.The giant dish began pointing toward each of the planets this week and will gather 24 hours of data on each one. The 86 planets were gleaned from a list of 1,235 planets identified by NASA's Kepler space telescope."It's not absolutely certain that all of these stars...


Latest Allen Telescope Array Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Very Large Array -- The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter. The VLA is an...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Radio Telescope -- In contrast to an ordinary telescope, which produces visible light images, a radio telescope "sees" radio waves emitted by radio sources located anywhere in the Universe, typically by means of a large parabolic ("dish") antenna, or arrays of them. The best-known (and largest) radio telescope is in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. A well-known radio telescope being an array of antennae is the Very Large Array (VLA) in Socorro, New Mexico. The largest (100-meter diameter) and most...

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