Alien hunt gets serious

Website>> Extraterrestrial species • US

Published: Monday 30 November -0001

imageA website has been launched to get the public involved in the search for extraterrestrial life. The site, SetiLive, will stream radio frequencies transmitted by Allen Telescope Array of Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, a US non-profit. Participants will be asked to report if they notice unusual frequency.

There are frequencies that our signal detection systems ignore because there are too many signals, most created by the communication technologies, project director Jillian Tarter told BBC. But buried within this noise there may be a signal from a distant planet. Since human brain can sense signals that often get a miss by machines, Tarter hopes, an army of volunteers can help discover Alien’s presence. Tarter, the winner of TED Prize in 2009, devotes her career to hunt for Aliens.

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