French site is hunting for alien life

Nançay Radio Telescope
Radio signals are received from space and focused on the central receiver for processing to find key ‘alien’ signatures

Researchers are looking for signs of extraterrestrial life using a giant radio telescope in the heart of the Sologne forest in the centre of France.

Greg Hellbourg, a French electrical engineer and postdoc researcher at the Berkeley SETI Research Center in California, will use Nançay radio astronomy station to hunt signals that indicate intelligent alien life.

It is part of the Breakthrough Listen project at Berkeley which is scanning space for signals that are proof of civilisations beyond Earth, signals ...

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