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July 20, 2015
The famous British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, has launched an ambitious program to observe the far reaches of space in search for extraterrestrial intelligent life.
Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking at the press conference
"In an infinite universe, there must be traces of life," said Stephen Hawking, who is about to embark on the search for extraterrestrial life.
Supported by the Russian physicist and industry founder Yuri Milner, the 10-year project, called "Breakthrough Listen" and endowed with $ 100 million (€ 92 million), is presented as the most ambitious ever undertaken to find a sign of extraterrestrial intelligence.
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"It is time to find an answer"
"In an infinite universe, there must be evidence of life. Somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps, intelligent life look, "said Stephen Hawking launch the program at the Royal Society Science Academy in London.
"Either way, it is no greater question. It's time to commit to finding the answer, to seek life beyond Earth. We need to know, "added the scientist.
Aliens life in the cosmos?
To carry out this research, the project will use the resources of the most powerful telescopes in an attempt to flush out the manifestation of an intelligent activity, such as a radio frequency or a laser beam.
This program will be conducted in partnership with the project "Breakthrough Message", a competition to create digital messages representing humanity.
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