“Billionaire Milner affirmed, ‘We are dedicated to applying Silicon Valley methodologies to the quest for intelligent life beyond our planet. Our data approach will be transparent, tapping into the collaborative problem-solving capabilities of social networks.'”
The initiative, spearheaded by a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (USA), is slated to span a 19-year duration. The project will harness the capabilities of two state-of-the-art telescopes: the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, USA, and the Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia.
This endeavor encompasses the examination of millions of stars in proximity to Earth, extending the scope to a magnitude ten times greater than the sky surveys conducted in previous research initiatives. At the helm of this ambitious program are esteemed scientists, including Martin Rees, the British Royal Astronomer, and Frank Drake, emeritus professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California.