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Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:00

The question of are we alone in the Universe, dominates the minds for years. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner decided to make a contribution - $ 100 million - in the study of this issue.

According to Reuters, the businessman has assembled a team of astronomers who will catch the signals from space using the most powerful telescopes. His project was named Breakthrough Listen.

In the words of Milner, he was fascinated by the idea of ​​the search for extraterrestrial intelligence at age 10, when I read Carl Sagan's book "Intelligent Life in the Universe." According to the businessman, the alien civilization could possibly teach us many important things - such as how to allocate and conserve natural resources. "If we are alone in the Universe, we should treasure what we have. Replacement of the Universe we do not have" - ​​he said.

According to Milner, computer network created as part of his project, will handle the day more information than ever before, scientists can process in a year. He expects that in the next 10 years, astronomers have tried to catch radio signals, not only in our galaxy, but in the next one hundred galaxies.

On his project Milner told a conference in London, attended by such famous scientists like Stephen Hawking. Last he noted that he considers the initiative of the Russian billionaire is very important. He is convinced that somewhere in the Universe must be evidence of intelligent life. According to Hawking, even if the work does not lead to the discovery of aliens, it would still be a very interesting experience that, in addition, will more accurately indicate where to look for extraterrestrial life.

Yuri Milner, co-owner of Internet companies DST Global and Mail.ru Group, previously established three award Breakthrough prize - for achievements in fundamental physics for a breakthrough in mathematics and medicine.


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