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US military Pays SETI To Check Kepler-22B For

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:31:48 -0500
Archived: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:31:48 -0500
Subject: US military Pays SETI To Check Kepler-22B For



6th December 2011

US military Pays SETI To Check Kepler-22B For Aliens

'Space situational awareness' cash for Allen Array
By Lewis Page

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has
announced that it is back in business checking out the new
habitable exoplanets recently discovered by NASA's Kepler space
telescope to see if they might be home to alien civilisations.
The cash needed to restart SETI's efforts has come in part from
the US Air Force Space Command, who are interested in using the
organisation's detection instruments for "space situational

"This is a superb opportunity for SETI observations," said Jill
Tarter, the Director of the Center for SETI Research, in a
statement issued yesterday. "For the first time, we can point
our telescopes at stars, and know that those stars actually host
planetary systems - including at least one that begins to
approximate an Earth analog in the habitable zone around its
host star. That's the type of world that might be home to a
civilization capable of building radio transmitters."

NASA has just announced the discovery of many exoplanets
orbiting other stars by its Kepler spacecraft, inclusing the
world Kepler-22b - described as Earth's "twin" by the space
agency - which orbits a Sun-like G type star some 600 lightyears
away at such a distance that it could well have liquid water on
its surface and thus be home to life along Earthly lines.

Intriguingly, SETI notes that its resurgence and new mission of
examining the Kepler-discovered planetary systems is partially
funded by the US military:

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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