Most sensitive search for intelligent life beyond our galaxy to date

Breakthrough Listen presents the most sensitive search for powerful signals beyond the Milky

Photo credit Dave Green.

Breakthrough Listen announce findings from the most sensitive search to date for
‘technosignatures’ – signs of intelligent life. More than 140 terabytes of data (the equivalent of
watching more than five years of continuous high definition video) were acquired and analyzed
and while no ‘anomalies’ were reported, the search marks another milestone in the
Breakthrough Listen program. The findings have been published today in the Astronomical

This new paper searched the centers of 97 nearby galaxies, observed with the Green Bank Telescope. Daniel Bautista, a data analyst at the Green Bank Observatory, was a co-author on this paper.

See the complete press release from Breakthrough Listen.


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