After 35-Year Alien Hunting, Jill Tarter Calls It Quits

After 35-Year Alien Hunting, Jill Tarter Calls It Quits

Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been scanning the outer space for signals from intelligent aliens, has finally called it quits after 35 years. She is now stepping down as the director of the Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.

But her devotion towards finding alien life form has not ended as she would continue to devote herself to the search for E. T. She would now take it upon herself to raise funds for the alien-hunting radio telescopes at the SETI institute which have been shut down for over seven months due to shortage of money.

Tarter first got involved in her pursuit to find alien life form or any evidence of her existence in 1970s who got appointed in the SETI research. She joined a group of NASA scientists who were then developing new equipment and strategies to make systematic SETI radio observations.

She said, "I hadn't ever been thinking about SETI, or intelligent life elsewhere. But when I read that document, I was absolutely astonished by the fact that I lived in the first generation of humans that could actually try to do an experiment to answer this really old question".


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