Breakthrough Listen is an ongoing search for artificially generated radio and optical signals that might come from life elsewhere in our galaxy and others. Along the way, it’s aided with several astronomical projects, including the detection of additional bursts from the single known repeating fast radio burst.
Breakthrough Message is a competition to create a message for other civilizations about Earth and the life it supports. The project’s goal is to both encourage community and promote discussion about the type of message humanity should send.
Breakthrough Watch is a technology development program focused on both Earth- and space-based instruments and observatories capable of finding and characterizing nearby Earth-like planets.
Breakthrough Starshot aims to develop and demonstrate unmanned spaceflight capabilities at 20 percent the speed of light, allowing a mission to visit and study the nearby star system of Alpha Centauri within a generation.
The conference will be livestreamed on the Breakthrough Prize’s YouTube page, which is open to all viewers, with chat features available to allow for moderated questions from the audience. The conference’s schedule is available here, with all times in Pacific Time. You can also find videos and photos from previous Breakthrough Discuss conferences here.
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