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Message 1080178 - Posted: 21 Feb 2011, 22:31:43 UTC

Now that fifty four planets have been discovered by Kepler in the Goldilocks zone does SETI@home plan to target them for signals? Does SETI@home plan to target them for the kinds of space noise our planet has generated?
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Message 1080204 - Posted: 21 Feb 2011, 23:55:10 UTC - in response to Message 1080178.

Now that fifty four planets have been discovered by Kepler in the Goldilocks zone does SETI@home plan to target them for signals?

No targeting.
Does SETI@home plan to target them for the kinds of space noise our planet has generated?

No targeting.

Do you even know if the Kepler field is viewable with the Arecibo Radio telescope?

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Message 1080254 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 3:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 1080178.

Now that fifty four planets have been discovered by Kepler in the Goldilocks zone does SETI@home plan to target them for signals? Does SETI@home plan to target them for the kinds of space noise our planet has generated?

See Science Meeting, Moving forward on the Kepler Observations! for the latest news on the targeted observations which will use the Green Bank telescope.
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Message 1080303 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 10:50:55 UTC - in response to Message 1080254.

It would be important to know what is being done with promising work units in the first place. Are they being revisited?

I see some work units that have vlar in front of them. Does that data come from the Very Large Array in New Mexico. If so then there can be some stearable re visits to select portions of the Northern Sky. There probably are or soon will be orbiting Radio telescopes that are also stearable.

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Message 1080328 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 12:16:37 UTC - in response to Message 1080303.

It would be important to know what is being done with promising work units in the first place. Are they being revisited?

I see some work units that have vlar in front of them. Does that data come from the Very Large Array in New Mexico. If so then there can be some stearable re visits to select portions of the Northern Sky. There probably are or soon will be orbiting Radio telescopes that are also stearable.

AFAIK vlar means very low angle range.
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Message 1080384 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 16:26:44 UTC - in response to Message 1080328.

defined.

VLAR- Very Low Angle Range. The radio telescope is being focused on one particular poing in the sky and shows very little movement.
VHAR- Very High Angle Range. the radio telescope is being moved from one location to another showing fairly high movement


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Message 1085177 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 1:52:33 UTC - in response to Message 1080303.

Does SETI go back and recheck signals

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Message 1085188 - Posted: 9 Mar 2011, 2:49:35 UTC - in response to Message 1085177.

Does SETI go back and recheck signals

That’s certainly part of the plan; the points of origin of persistent signals identified by the NTPCkr program (still under development AFAICT) will be slated for re-observation.

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Message 1085923 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 2:24:26 UTC

The Paul Allen Array, will it be more powerful that Arecibo?

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Message 1086450 - Posted: 12 Mar 2011, 16:48:07 UTC

Amazing tha after 33 years, Voyager 1 still has intruments that work, it it seems that Voyager 1 uses Alpha Centauri as the guiding star, is this probe's final destination the Alpha Centauri system?

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Message 1086460 - Posted: 12 Mar 2011, 17:08:56 UTC - in response to Message 1086450.

its pretty much up to the interstellar wind. Once the probe leaves Sols influence anything could happen
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