Is there life on other planets? Are we alone? These two of the biggest questions humans have been for centuries. Now, scientists have a new search to out if there is... anybody... out there. The researchers from the SETI Institute in California. SETI for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The mission of SETI is, "to , understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence". SETI scientists will new technologies to scan the heavens for signs of alien life. They will their data with the public. SETI hopes that by sharing data, "citizen scientists" could things missed by scientists.
SETI's astronomers will 28 giant radio telescopes in their search for alien life. The telescopes are all around the world. It will the first time that a project will search the entire sky for signs of alien life. The signs they are for are called "techno-signatures". These things like alien chemicals, large amounts of oxygen, non-natural structures, and light from lasers. Astronomer Dr Tony Beasley said: "Determining whether we alone in the universe as technologically capable life among the most compelling questions in science." Another scientist, Jill Tarter, said we are closer to finding out if alien life . She said this science now no longer fiction, but "almost mainstream".