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Is anyone out there?

Do aliens exist? The first telescope designed specifically to look for possible light messages sent to Earth from space could soon provide an answer.

Scientists will use the optical telescope at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Massachusetts to try to detect light signals they believe could be sent from distant civilisations.

Researchers working on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project think aliens might try to communicate using high-intensity, tightly-focused light beams. They have already spent more than 20 years trying to pick up radio signals from outer space.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Apr 13, 2006
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