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New Instrument Extends the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to New Realms

From Astronomy Magazine:

"Astronomers have expanded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm with detectors tuned to infrared light. Their new instrument has just begun to scour the sky for messages from other worlds.

TAGS: Lick Observatory, Dan Werthimer, SETI, extraterrestrial, facilities, research

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Distant Supernova Split Four Ways by Gravitational Lens

From release by Robert Sanders:  "Over the past several decades, astronomers have come to realize that the sky is filled with magnifying glasses that allow the study of very distant and faint objects barely visible with even the largest telescopes.

A University of California, Berkeley, astronomer has now found that one of these lenses …

TAGS: Supernova, Patrick Kelly, Hubble, Melissa Graham, Bradley Tucker, Alex Filippenko, research, discoveries

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Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million

Copied from original article located here.

By Robert Sanders – February 10th 2015

Google Inc. has given $1 million to the University of California’s Lick Observatory in what astronomers hope is the first of many private gifts to support an invaluable teaching and …

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