The cost of keeping SETI's radio telescopes going - a price comparison chart

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Due to funding cuts, SETI's Allen Radio Telescope Array will no longer be scanning the skies for signs of intelligent life. All the group needs is $5 million to keep working. Sound like a lot? Not really - let this chart put it all into perspective for you.

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via Microcosmologist

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Maveritchell
Maveritchell

This is like comparing the cost of a lottery ticket to the cost of a fast-food meal. Yeah, one may potentially be worth a whole lot, but it represents an infinitesimal chance of success.