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Message 1267909 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 13:44:15 UTC

Hi All My son just asked an interesting question ,Can anyone tell Us what happens if a block of data our computer is working on detects alien signals ,does a splash screen come up saying we have won or something. Thanks

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Message 1267913 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 14:00:07 UTC

Simple answer - very little.

Less simple answer - each validated result is compared to at least one other validated result from same location in the sky, from a different date. S@H have a number of tools they use internally to do this correlation, and it might be some time before they actually have enough "hits" on a particular location to be sure that something really has been found.
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Message 1267950 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 15:47:46 UTC

The full explanation on what happens is at http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_5.html. That was written for Seti Classic, but is still true to this day.
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Message 1267971 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 16:25:12 UTC

Thank you for the prompt replies

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