Release Images

Release No.: 2007-01
For Release: Sunday, January 7, 2007 - 7:00pm

Eavesdropping on the Universe

hypothetical planet

This artist's rendering shows a hypothetical distant world inhabited by intelligent aliens. The Mileura Wide-Field Array will be able to "eavesdrop" for unintentional signals from any such worlds within 30 light-years of Earth.

David A. Aguilar (CfA)

single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array

This photo show a single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array. The final telescope will use dozens of these tiles spread over an area of many square meters.

Frank Briggs (Mt. Stromlo Observatory)

single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array

This photo show a single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array. The final telescope will use dozens of these tiles spread over an area of many square meters.

Merv Lynch (Curtin University)

single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array

This photo show a single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array. The final telescope will use dozens of these tiles spread over an area of many square meters.

Brian Corey (Haystack)

single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array

This photo show a single antenna tile from the Mileura Wide-Field Array. The final telescope will use dozens of these tiles spread over an area of many square meters.

Brian Corey (Haystack)

aerial view of the site for the Mileura Wide-Field Array in the Australian outback

An aerial view of the site for the Mileura Wide-Field Array in the Australian outback.

Brian Corey (Haystack) and Patrick Walsh (Mileura Cattle Co.)