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Seti, the past, present and future

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 09 January 2012

In the first of two programmes, the BBC's science reporter Jason Palmer, meets the researchers behind Seti, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and looks at the prospects for success in the face of funding issues and the sheer size of the task.

He talks to Seti's co-founder Frank Drake as well as its current active researchers, including Seth Shostak, Jill Tartar and Doug Vakoch.

(Image: Computer artwork of our solar system. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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