Search for aliens intensifies, new techniques announced to determine 'whether we are alone in the universe'

Search for aliens intensifies, new techniques announced to determine ‘whether we are alone in the universe’

by Chris Ciaccia, Fox News

Following the news that scientists discovered a fast radio burst from deep space that is “repeating” every 16 days, experts are increasing their efforts to look for alien life.

Scientists at the SETI Institute announced they are working on new techniques to spot “technosignatures” that could potentially indicate the presence of an advanced civilization. SETI will use the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope in New Mexico for their work and provide data to the search system.

“The SETI Institute will develop and install an interface on the VLA, permitting unprecedented access to the rich data stream continuously produced by the telescope as it scans the sky,” said Andrew Siemion, Breakthrough Listen principal investigator and Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI, in a statement. “This interface will allow us to conduct a powerful, wide-area SETI survey that will be vastly more complete than any previous such search.”

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