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NSF's Green Bank Telescope joins search for intelligent life in universe


July 20, 2015

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The National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe. The international endeavor, known as the Breakthrough Listen will scan the nearest million stars in our own Galaxy and stars in 100 other galaxies for the telltale radio signature of an advanced civilization.Full Story

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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