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Start working the first telescope searched for alien life

The first telescope designed to search for &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/ 19/94/378/10396_abduction.html ' target=_blank>alien life began operating this month from northern California.

The state-of-the-art &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/cis/2002/04/19/27794.html ' target=_blank>radio telescope, being operated by the SETI Institute, is still undergoing development and will be able to examine more stars in a year or two than Earth-bound scientists have been able to study in more than 45 years, the Washington Post reported Monday.

"We could have a billion intelligent cultures with radio waves buzzing around them, but we haven`t had the capability to detect them," said astronomer Michael M. Davis, who overseas the project.