Italie 1945 USA 1965-Tulsa Oklahoma USA 1947

 The Phenix Project has been developed in the context of more than fifty years of scientific research on extra-terrestrial life, started by NASA, allowing to SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) programs to integrate scientific sphere with support of renewed physicists and astronomers.

 The first attempts to find extra-terrestrial life were led by the astronomer Franck Drake in 1960, baptized the “Ozma” program (Dreake was a pioneer of a statistical approach to estimating the likely number of extra-terrestrial civilizations). The results of his studies gave credibility to SETI programs, previously regarded as “pseudo-science”. Since the groundbreaking work of Drake, SETI research has become an established part of scientific research, supported by governments and private investors.

 In 2009, a new spectrometer “Serendip V” set on the Arecibo radio telescope in Mexico has emerged thanks to private funds and is now managed by the University of Berkeley. While NASA's Kepler satellite COROT of CNES (French National Centre for Space Studies) are directed towards the discovery of the Earth-like planets, the Allen telescope Array (financed among others by Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft) will have 350 antennas in northern California dedicated exclusively to advanced research of extraterrestrial civilizations by the end of 2020.

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