SETI Shuts Down Search for Alien Due To Budget Cuts

Poor ET will have to wait a tad bit longer to be found as SETI has shut down its Allen Telescope Array due to lack of funding.

Frank Marchis of Cosmic Diary writes:

The future of the ATA may depend of the US Air Force program. Unfortunately, because of the recent federal finance turmoil, no clear decision has been taken with enough time to keep the observatory running. Since April 15, the observatory is in hibernation.

Link | You can donate to help return the telescopes to operation

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@ted: If Aliens sent their message April 16th, it'll be at the very least 5 years before we get it, and that's if they can send messages at the speed of light!
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I love the begging "donate" link at the bottom of the article.

The whole freaking array is named after a BILLIONAIRE, surely he can get his patent troll lawyer to sue someone and make enough money to keep the array functional.
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