1. We are made out of stardust. The iron in the hemoglobin molecules in the blood in your right hand came from a star that blew up 8 billion years ago. The iron in your left hand came from another star. We are the laws of chemistry and physics as they have played out here on Earth and we are now learning that planets are as common as stars. Most stars, as it turns out now, will have planets.

    — Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life : NPR

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  1. The space that we’re looking through is 9-dimensional. If you build a mathematical model, the amount of searching that we’ve done in 50 years is equivalent to scooping one 8-ounce glass out of the Earth’s ocean, looking and seeing if you caught a fish. No, no fish in that glass? Well, I don’t think you’re going to conclude that there are no fish in the ocean. You just haven’t searched very well yet. That’s where we are.

    — Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life : NPR

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  1. Posted on 27 April, 2011

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E.T., Phone Collect
If aliens come calling, we might not hear them.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the SETI Institute — the one made famous by the movie Contact — has put its program to find alien life on hold. In an April 22 letter SETI sent to significant supporters, Tom Pierson, SETI’s CEO announced that beginning this week, the Allen Telescope Array “has been placed into hibernation due to funding shortfalls for operations of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HCRO) where the ATA is located.”
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    E.T., Phone Collect

    If aliens come calling, we might not hear them.

    The San Jose Mercury News reports that the SETI Institute — the one made famous by the movie Contact — has put its program to find alien life on hold. In an April 22 letter SETI sent to significant supporters, Tom Pierson, SETI’s CEO announced that beginning this week, the Allen Telescope Array “has been placed into hibernation due to funding shortfalls for operations of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HCRO) where the ATA is located.”

    (via NPR)

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  1. Earlier this month, scientists from NASA’s Kepler mission discovered 54 planets in   so-called “habitable zones” in the Milky Way. The SETI Institute turned  its telescopes  toward those planets to listen. View in High-Res

    Earlier this month, scientists from NASA’s Kepler mission discovered 54 planets in so-called “habitable zones” in the Milky Way. The SETI Institute turned its telescopes toward those planets to listen.

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