SETI: June 2019

Breakthrough Listen (BL) is a ten-year initiative to search for signatures of technologically capable life beyond Earth via radio and optical observations of the local Universe.

Breakthrough Listen - the astronomical program searching for signs of intelligent life in the Universe - has submitted two publications to leading astrophysics journals, describing the analysis of its first three years of radio observations and the availability of a petabyte of radio and optical telescope data.

Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life.