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Message 974654 - Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 3:48:17 UTC

I have been following my Seti@home for a few weeks very closely and got comfortable with the usual results (up and down random various peaks and troughs, nothing consistent) This morning at about 2 in the morning, my computer was running a project from February 12 2007 and the results showed very linear lines that were very consistent. I youtubed a video of someone who received similar results on the seti@home project and he said that it was an indication that he was receiving an "interesting signal" from outer space. Is there any sort of protocol I should follow now? contact anyone? etc?

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Message 974657 - Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 4:10:08 UTC

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Message 974661 - Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 4:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 974657.

The seti folks don't look at individual WorkUnits. Your work if verified by comparing it with another users results. If they match your results are entered into the master database and eventually will be correlated with other results in an effort to find repeated results from a consistent location in the sky. This is a long term project so its nice that you probably have a result. Most WU's return some form or result. They are looking for specific signals so its very hard to tell something is important just by looking at it.


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Message 974665 - Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 4:24:43 UTC - in response to Message 974654.

Is there any sort of protocol I should follow now? contact anyone? etc?


If we had to report our own findings, it would surely be a failed technical project, wouldn't it? ;)

All workunits are reported back to the server, cross-referenced with a quorum partner to ensure the findings are accurate enough, then stored in the Master Science Database for later re-observation.

There is nothing else for us to do other than run the program and let the software report all findings automatically.

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