Search for Alien Life is Joined by Australian Telescope

Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia

The Parkes radio telescope in Australia is the third telescope to begin searching for signs of intelligent alien life as part of the $100 million Breakthrough Listen project. (Credit: CSIRO)

      A $100 million search for intelligent alien life just added a big arrow to its quiver.

Breakthrough Listen has begun using the Parkes radio telescope in

Mike Wall

Australia to scan the heavens, representatives of the ambitious, decade-long project announced Monday (Nov. 7).

The Parkes dish becomes the third telescope to be employed by Breakthrough Listen, joining the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory in Northern California.

…”These major instruments are the ears of planet Earth, and now they are listening for signs of other civilizations.” …

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