SETI Institute set to re-open
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The, shut down since mid-April due to budget cuts, has announced that it will reopen in mid-September due to a recent influx of funds from several donors.
Over 2,500 donors, including actresswho popularized SETI ("Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence") in the movie , provided $220,000 to keep the Institute's telescopes functioning.
"We are absolutely thrilled that thousands of people from all over the world stepped forward to declare their support for SETI science just when help was needed the most," said SETI through a press release.
As they continue to search for long-term funding, the Institute plans to use the money to study several NASA scientists in early February. These planets are thought to be within a certain distance from their corresponding stars to be capable of supporting liquid water and thus potential life.planets, which were discovered by
- Bill Chappell. "SETI Plans To Resume Listening For Aliens Next Month, Thanks To Donations" — , August 16, 2011
- Nicholas Jackson. "With Jodie Foster's Support, SETI to Resume Search for Aliens" — , August 16, 2011
- Rik Myslewski. "Shuttered SETI reboots ET pursuit" — , August 15, 2011