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Inside the Russian-Funded $100 Million Hunt for Alien Life

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ITALY - SEPTEMBER 7: Antennas in the Piero Fanti Space Centre in Fucino, Abruzzo, Italy. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
(Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

A team of UC Berkeley astrophysicists and programmers are working on a new project, “Breakthrough Listen,” which reads like the script from a science-fiction movie. The team is spending the next decade (and $100 million) searching the cosmos for alien life and technology. If it’s successful, the project could answer the age-old question of whether we’re alone in the universe.

Read Mark Adams’ feature at Rolling Stone.