JODIE FOSTER Helps To Save Telescope Used For Alien Life Search!

By on 10 August, 2011


 

Oscar-winner Jodie Foster has lent a helping hand in the search for extraterrestrial life, after pledging money to save a California science programme!

 

Scientists at the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute were forced to shut down their fleet of 42 radio dishes, which scan deep space for radio transmissions, due to state budget cuts. However the Allen Telescope Array is now working again after a group of investors donated more than $200,000 (£125,000) to get the project back on track.
 

It has since been revealed that Foster, who played a SETI scientist in the 1997 movie ‘Contact‘, is one of those who contributed to the fund, along with former NASA astronaut William Anders, who flew to the moon in 1968 as part of the Apollo 8 mission.
 

In a note accompanying his donation, Anders says:

“It is absolutely irresponsible of the human race not to be searching for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.”

 


 


 

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