ETI: ‘The Breakthrough Listen’ project first round of findings. Alien life still elusive.

(The Green Bank Telescope)

The ‘Breakthrough Listen’ project funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner who has initiated a challenge, with the help of scientists including Stephen Hawking, to listen for Extraterrestrial signals from 1 million stars within The Milky way and 100 Galaxies over a ten year period.  The first round of results are in from an observation of 700 candidates for possible ETI, none have shown any indication of life.

From Space.com

Observations of nearly 700 stars by the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia revealed no compelling signs of alien civilizations, representatives of the Breakthrough Listen project, which led the observations for the E.T. search, announced Thursday (April 20).  Team members also unveiled the GBT’s 11 “most significant” observed events but stressed that these hits were probably caused by human technology

“We were able to determine that they were most likely due to radio frequency interference,” Andrew Siemion, director of the University of California, Berkeley’s SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research Center, said here Thursday during a presentation at the Breakthrough Discuss conference.”

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