SETI Suspends Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life

Evolution of a Planetary System (Life in the Universe)

Apr 29, 2011 — By way of an Information Week article, we learn that earlier this week, the SETI Institute turned off its extraterrestrial life-hunting Allen Telescope Array (ATA) due to cuts in federal and California state funding. This is an unfortunate development because the ATA is not only used to hunt for otherworldly life, but is being considered for helping the Air Force track space junk. SETI is asking the public for donations in order to get the ATA back online.

Source: Planet Data