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Tatum: Eavesdropping on E.T.
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I read the other day Stephen Hawking is leading a new effort to look for extraterrestrial life. This one is being bankrolled, to the tune of $100 million, by Russian gazillionaire Yuri Milner, who among other things, was born in 1961 and was named for Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first Russian in space in 1961 -- and by all accounts apparently has way more money than even the most dedicated of dilettantes really needs. The project, as I understand it, will consist of spending a lot of time with really, really, really powerful telescopes looking for stray radio signals intelligent societies across the universe might be accidentally transmitting.