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+ - SPAM: Search For Alien Life on 86 Planets Begins

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liqs8143
liqs8143 writes "Astronomers from United States have begun searching for alien life on 86 possible earth like planets. A massive radio telescope that listens for signs of alien life is being used for this project. These 86 planets are short-listed from 1235 possible planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope.

The mission is part of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, launched in the mid 1980s.

A giant dish pointing towards each of the 86 planets will gather 24 hours of data, starting from this week. A total of 42 telescope dishes, known as Allen Telescope Array (ATA) cost 50 million dollar."

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NASA

+ - NASA: Moon's Scars Tell Its Tale

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An anonymous reader writes "It turns out the moon is similar to an aging prize fighter. Its weary face gives away its somewhat rough history. According to new research from NASA and California Institute of Technology, the moon's damages which lay all across its rough surface give scientists an idea of its four-and-a-half billion year history. The scientists say the moon's impact craters, dark plains left behind by volcanic eruptions give them an idea of how it was shaped."
The Internet

+ - Wikipedia: On the brink? Or crying wolf?

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netbuzz
netbuzz writes "Might Wikipedia "disappear" three or four months from now absent a major infusion of cash donations? The suggestion has been made by Florence Devouard, chairwoman of the Wikimedia Foundation. And while her spokesperson has since backpedaled off that dire prediction, there can be little doubt that the encyclopedia anyone can edit could use a few more benefactors to go along with all those editors.

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