Is there anybody out there?

Douglas Koke presents a very cool time-lapse video (with motion graphics overlay) of the Very Large Array in New Mexico. Music courtesy of Telefon Tel Aviv, one of my favorite bands. View large for the full effect:

In related news, new funding has revived the Allen Telescope Array in California, which will once again sweep the skies for radio signals from any advanced alien civilizations out there in the cosmos.

SETI director Jill Tarter eloquently reminds us why this is important:

(via Bad Astronomy)

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