It’s time to start taking the search for E.T. seriously, astronomers say

Some scientists are pushing for NASA to make looking for alien technology an official goal

Green Bank Telescope

WE’RE LISTENING  A radio telescope in Green Bank, W.Va., was the first to listen for signals from intelligent aliens in 1960. Now scientists are using another instrument, the Green Bank Telescope (shown), to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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