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Search For Alien Life Ignites Battle Over Giant Telescope

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Arecibo Observatory

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest and most sensitive single-dish radio telescope, faces an uncertain future amidst a tug-of-war between public and private funding sources.

Credit: NAIC - Arecibo Observatory, a facility of the NSF / Photo by H. Schweiker

There is a gaping hole in the latest effort to reinvigorate the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), one so big it could hold an estimated 357 million boxes of cornflakes.

From Scientific American
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