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Letter: Looking for life on other planets

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launching from

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launching from Pad-0A with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on July 13, 2014. Credit: EPA / Bill Ingalls

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is supporting Breakthrough Listen's attempt to find "intelligent extraterrestrial life" to the tune of $100 million ["Anyone else out there?" News, July 21]. This is money poorly spent. It is a pipe dream.

It seems that $100 million could be spent on something exceedingly more beneficial, such as helping to bring people around the world out of poverty and poor health.

Ron Enners, West Babylon

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