FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, the Allen Telescope Array is seen adjacent to a cow pasture in Hat Creek, Calif. Astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California say a steep drop in ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, the Allen Telescope Array is seen adjacent to a cow pasture in Hat Creek, Calif. Astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California say a steep drop in state and federal funds has forced the shutdown of a key program to search for extraterrestrial life. Dozens of radio dishes that make up the Allen Telescope Array in the mountains of far Northern California have scanned deep space since 2007 for alien signals. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ben Margot, File
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 3:42 PM EDT