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Skies to be swept for alien life

by Daniel | October 13, 2007
"For Seti, the ATA's technical capabilities exponentially increase our ability to search for intelligent signals, and may lead to the discovery of thinking beings elsewhere in the Universe,"
- Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Seti Institute

Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

The finished instrument will be able to study an area of the sky 17 times larger than that possible with the Very Large Array in New Mexico.

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