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The High Resolution Microwave Survey (HRMS) was intended to be a decade long NASA project to scan ten million frequencies using radio telescopes. The objective was to find transmissions from alien intelligences in conjunction with the civilian agency SETI.

In 1993, when the HRMS was approaching it's first birthday, Nevada Senator Richard Bryan succeeded in shutting down the project. The program costs totalled less than 0.1% of NASA's annual budget (approx 5 cents per taxpayer per year). The Senator cited budget pressures as his reason for ending NASA’s involvement with SETI.

The primary point of observation for the project was the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory in Puerto Rico. Whilst secondary observations and the primary processing work was done at the Goldstone Complex (TXF: "Little Green Men").

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