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Message 1206894 - Posted: 17 Mar 2012, 9:38:15 UTC

why are the dates of my scans from years ago?

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Message 1206913 - Posted: 17 Mar 2012, 11:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 1206894.

What's the system date on your computer?

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Message 1207073 - Posted: 17 Mar 2012, 17:30:51 UTC - in response to Message 1206913.

15ja12 = 15th of January 2012 = not that long ago
26no11 = 26th November 2011 = not that long ago either

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Message 1207121 - Posted: 17 Mar 2012, 18:44:58 UTC

To answer your question, it doesn't matter if we're doing work that was recorded from the sky yesterday, or last year, or 10 years ago, as the point in the sky where it's read from is thousands of light years away. So it doesn't really matter when THE SIGNAL is found, as that one will have been broadcast all those thousands of years ago. So you can see that it's then peanuts whether that signal is found in a recording made yesterday, a year or ten years ago. It won't change the outcome.

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