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Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind

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Photo: Satellite dish

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Entire organizations like S.E.T.I. are dedicated to the search for alien intelligence — but the Rednecks reckon they can listen for ET using only a cast-off satellite dish and hillbilly ingenuity. To replicate the unique design of the world's largest and most sensitive single radio telescope, they borrow an old-fashioned 20-foot satellite from one of Daddy's fishing buddies.

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