According to a New York Times article, a band of astronomers recently restarted the search for extraterrestrial life, after an appeal for financing. Last spring, the University of California’s Hat Creek observatory, a collection of radio telescopes that listen for radio broadcasts of alien civilizations, had been shut down due to politics and a lack of financing. In order to continue the search, astronomers are negotiating a deal to share the telescopes with the Air Force. A reaction from an antenna could be enough to determine whether life exists elsewhere in the universe.

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