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15 Sep, 2020, 11:24 BST Breakthrough Initiatives to Fund Study into Search for Primitive Life in the Clouds of Venus

Breakthrough Initiatives, the privately-funded space science programs founded by science and technology investor and philanthropist Yuri Milner, are...


12 Apr, 2016, 17:15 BST $100 Million Breakthrough Listen Initiative Publicly Sharing Data from Unprecedented Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

Breakthrough Listen – the $100 million initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe – is releasing initial observational datasets to...


12 Apr, 2016, 17:00 BST Internet Investor and Science Philanthropist Yuri Milner & Physicist Stephen Hawking Announce Breakthrough Starshot Project to Develop 100 Million Mile per Hour Mission to the Stars within a Generation

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World Observatory today by renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking to...


20 Jul, 2015, 12:43 BST Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Announce $100 Million Breakthrough Initiatives to Dramatically Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

Yuri Milner was joined at The Royal Society today by Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Frank Drake, Geoff Marcy, Pete Worden and Ann Druyan to announce...