SETI, the massive, international scientific effort to listen for life outside of earth, won't be finding that life anytime soon, the Mercury News reports—too broke to continue, the project's Allen Telescope Array is hanging up indefinitely.
In the galaxy M82 (pictured), a mere 12 million light years from Earth, an enormous but invisible supernova has disturbed its local volume with massive shockwaves. The supernova, the closest to Earth in the past five years, can only be detected via radio waves.
Paul Allen's SETI array was powered up yesterday. Currently with 42 6-meter dishes in operation, the final product will have 350 antennas (antennae?), capable in total of scanning over 1 million star systems in the hope of finding some kind of intelligent life out there. Since the Hat Creek, California, telescope…