Extraterrestrial search gets $100 million from Russian billionaire

A Russian billionaire announced Monday he has committed $100 million to a 10-year international effort led by UC Berkeley astronomers to seek messages from advanced civilizations on planets throughout the Milky Way and galaxies far beyond. The project is by far the most ambitious and costly endeavor in what is known as SETI, the Search
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On its way to Pluto, New Horizons became a tool for education like no other probe

The past few days have been a bit distracting for Andrew Poppe. Back when he was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he was in charge of one of the seven New Horizons instruments that collect data from outer space. Now, as a research scientist at the University of California at Berkeley who’s no longer part of the mission,
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