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Radio Telescopes In The New Movie "Contact" Dish Up Real Science

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July 15, 1997
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In the new movie "Contact," astronomer Ellie Arroway, played by actress Jodie Foster, searches for signs of extraterrestrial life using massive, Earth-bound radio telescopes. Much of Contact's scientific intrigue, based on Carl Sagan's 1985 bestseller, unfolds at two National Science Foundation-supported radio astronomy facilities where real-life astronomical mysteries continue to be probed.

July 10, 1997 NSF PR 97-49


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