Extraterrestrial signal search is underway using the southern hemisphere’s biggest radio telescope

Breakthrough Listen has begun observations of a million nearby stars with the MeerKAT Array

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa – December 1, 2022 – Breakthrough Listen – the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe – announced today, at a conference organized by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the start of observations using a powerful new instrument deployed to the MeerKAT radio telescope in the remote Karoo region of South Africa. The new search for technosignatures – indicators of technology developed by extraterrestrial intelligence – expands the number of targets searched by a factor of 1,000.

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