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    SETI scientists get a new tool in search for extraterrestrial life

    San Jose Mercury: SETI scientists get a new tool in search for extraterrestrial life

    The Allen Telescope Array and SETI is not new news for BAUT members, I hope, but it was fun to see it all on the front page of the San Jose Mercury, with a big picture, and a detailed story.

    HAT CREEK VALLEY - In a meadow of one of Northern California's pristine national forests, 2,000-pound radio telescopes are popping up like mushrooms.

    Made of aluminum and resembling something out of the movie "Contact," they point to the heavens and wait in silent attention. Scientists hope they will one day detect radio waves sent from a faraway planet.

    Thousands of years after mankind first asked one of the most pressing philosophical questions - are we alone in the universe? - Silicon Valley scientists are poised to bring us closer to an understanding.

    The hunt for little green men has moved from Hollywood back lots to the Bay Area's back yard.
    Much more there.

    Google Maps: Hat Creek Valley, Allen Telescope Array

    Wikipedia: Allen Telescope Array
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    Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations. --Carl Sagan

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    So, the VLA is situated in a Hollywood back lot?

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