Jill Tarter, who was the inspiration for Jodie Foster's character in "Contact," will lead the SETI Institute's fundraising. She talked to CNET about the alien hunt, and what she'd say to them.
Air Force helps fund restart of search for extra-terrestrial life.
In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.
Because of a lack of funds, the SETI Institute decides to take offline its 42 telescopes that have been on the lookout for alien life.
SETI Institute launches private beta of SetiQuest Explorer smartphone app in hopes that hobby astronomers will help scan radio signals from space for signs of intelligent life.
Jill Tarter, Director of SETI, says we've reached a tipping point in computing power that allows many to contribute to what was once the job of a small, specially trained community.
In northeast California, an array of 42 radio antennas is helping advance the search for extraterrestrials. With additional funding, the array will expand to 350 antennas.
Speaking to Congress, two astronomers from SETI describe the chances of finding aliens as almost 100 percent.
You can search for intelligent life in the universe. Just don't look for it at work.
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