American Radio Telescope will Search Earth-Like Planets

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, the largest steerable radio telescope in the world, is observing 86 planetary systems from now known 1,235 that may contain Earth-like planets.Scientists chose planets with nice tempera tures, between zero and 100 degrees Celsius (32 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit), because they are a lot more likely to harbor life.In the first phase of its work, a radio telescope must monitor radio signals from planets outside of our solar system.The mission of a powerful new telescope will be the search of radio signals of artificial origin in space.