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Life in outer space? Japanese Astronomers hunt aliens.

Posted by invizweb on June 21, 2008

Yoko Kubota for Reuters reported:

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s biggest astronomical observatories are teaming up for an unprecedented quest to find out whether there is life in outer space.

The project, led by Japanese astronomers, will bring together a dozen or more observatories from all over the country to study one star that researchers see as a potential home to an extraterrestrial civilization.

“Everyone wonders at least once in their lifetime whether space is infinite and whether aliens really do exist,” said Shinya Narusawa, chief researcher at Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory in western Japan.

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