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Message 1105355 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 6:59:35 UTC

When we analyze data and it comes up negative, what happens then? Is it of any more scientific value? Does it get stored somewhere, or deleted? Does it get analyzed further, or what?

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Message 1105360 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 8:21:35 UTC - in response to Message 1105355.

I would be more worried about what happens to the data that does show potential anomalies. Is it ever revisited.

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Message 1105373 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 10:11:53 UTC

Isn't that what Nitpicker is supposed to be doing? Re-visiting promising signals for another look?

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Message 1105812 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 22:18:01 UTC - in response to Message 1105355.

When we analyze data and it comes up negative, what happens then? Is it of any more scientific value? Does it get stored somewhere, or deleted? Does it get analyzed further, or what?

AFIK the raw data is stored digitally. I'm not sure if it is the same as what is used for Eric's Hydrogen survey. I don't think any of it has been erased yet. I doubt it will be any time soon.

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