$100 Million Hunt for Aliens Aims to Survey One Million Stars

Photo: Breakthrough InitiativesRussian billionaire Yuri Milner announced his $100-million search for E.T. on 20 July.

The question of whether humans live alone in the universe has driven many scientists’  careers and fueled many a Hollywood fantasy of alien encounters. A new project described as the “biggest scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth” could provide some answers with an unprecedented $100 million commitment over the next 10...

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