Big Boost for Search for Life Beyond Earth

Submitted by asgraves on August 3, 2017 - 10:08am

The Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner has announced he will spend at least $100 million over the next decade to search for signals from civilizations beyond Earth.

How will this change the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) which has been underway for the last 55 years? Will SETI, just gear up, or will there be a chance in strategy?

Paul Davies reflects on the efforts to date, and the possibilities, given this vast amount of money.