“A new search for intelligent alien life using two of the world’s most powerful telescopes has been launched by leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking,” reports the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail.
The story continues, “The telescopes will scour one million of the closest stars to Earth for faint signals thrown out into space by intelligent life beyond our own world. Scientists taking part in the $100 million initiative will also scan the very centre of our galaxy along with 100 of the closest galaxies for low power radio transmissions.”
The story adds, “The new search for intelligent life, which promises to cover 10 times more of the sky than previous attempts, is backed by Russian billionaire entrepreneur Yuri Milner, who set up the Breakthrough Prize for scientific endeavours. The attempt to find signs of alien life, which has been named the Breakthrough Listen Initiative.
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