Giant Telescope in China Joins International Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life – The hunt for radio signals from intelligent extraterrestrials just received an international boost. Breakthrough Initiatives, a privately funded series of long-term astronomical programs, is teaming up with the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) to scour the skies with some of the world’s most […]
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"China's latest telescope will be able to look faster and further than past searches for extraterrestrial intelligence," says Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, an organization dedicated to detecting alien intelligence...
China is in the forefront in the search for extraterrestrials. This week, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) announced they’ll be joining Breakthrough Listen Initiative, a $100 million search for alien life fund...
China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists are about to get a major boost. Slated to begin construction in 2018, the Square Kilometer Array will scan the stars, hunting for the radio signals of distant civilizations.