U.K. Team Plans E.T. Search

10:38 minutes

A group of British academic researchers has announced plans to band together in a search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Alan Penney, the coordinator of the newly-formed UK SETI Research Network, describes the group’s strategy for looking for signals from the stars.

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Alan Penny

Alan Penny is coordinator of the UK SETI Research Network at the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom.

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