LOS ANGELES -- The University of Southern California is teaming up with SETI in the search for signs of extraterrestrial life.

USC and the SETI Institute (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) announced Wednesday that they've agreed to conduct joint research and education programs.

The nonprofit institute, based in Mountain View, Calif., says USC has leading programs in astronomy and other sciences that will help in the hunt for signs of intelligent life in space and the study of how life evolves in exotic Earth environments.

SETI scientists will have access to USC's experts and advanced computer graphics programs while university faculty and students will gain access to SETI facilities, including a radio telescope.

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