Yuri Milner will spend $100 million to look for aliens

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Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to fund a new search for extraterrestrial life. The venture capitalist announced the initiative at a press conference today in London, alongside Stephen Hawking and other scientists. The project, known as Breakthrough Listen, will allow researchers to scan the skies for signs of alien life over the next 10 years, covering 1 billion stars closest to Earth and 100 galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

According to¬†The New York Times, two-thirds of Milner’s money will be used to build equipment and hire astronomers, with the remainder used to rent out two of the world’s largest radio telescopes, in West Virginia and Australia. Observation time at these telescopes has been limited for…

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