Astronomers searching aliens resumed within SETI

December 9, 2011 8:18

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In the United States reopened nonprofit project SETI, designed to search for traces of extraterrestrial life. According to PhysOrg, new goals Telescope The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) have recently discovered extrasolar planets, potentially suitable for life.

ATA is a grid of 42 satellite dishes with a diameter of six meters each. This spring, the telescope, as well as the entire project SETI, suspended operations due to lack of funding. Studies renewed by public donations and contributions from the U.S. Air Force.

ATA is engaged in radio astronomy telescope observation by scanning billions of channels with a frequency of 1 to 10 GHz. Astronomers want a closer look at the recently discovered planet Kepler-22b, the terms of which the theoretical approach for the emergence of water, and thus life.

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