Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research shows a model off the Allen Telescope Array at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2011. Astronomers at the SETI ... more 
Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research shows a model off the Allen Telescope Array at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2011. Astronomers at the SETI Institute said a steep drop in state and federal funds has forced the shutdown of the Allen Telescope Array, a powerful tool in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, an effort scientists refer to as SETI. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Marcio Jose Sanchez
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 2:38 PM EDT