SETI Shuts Down Search for a Spell

Well, now how is Jodie Foster supposed to mine deep space for alien contact, which will turn out to oddly be her father on a distant beach, hmm? “Budget cuts have forced the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute — a nonprofit research organization based in Mountain View, Calif. — to shut down one of its chief alien-hunting tools for a spell. SETI’s Allen Telescope Array, a set of 42 radio telescopes in northern California that scan the skies for potential alien radio signals, has been shut down since April 15, officials said.”

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