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Message 1316767 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 9:59:15 UTC

Hi, another newbie here :)

Regarding the screensaver graphs, can any of us actually see if some sort of unusual activity was ever found ie, the graphics go hayway? a sound made? how will any of us know if one of our pc's were to find something in space or is this not possible, and only Seti themselves will be notified (via our pc'c?)

Sorry if these are daft questions?

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Message 1316789 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 11:19:53 UTC - in response to Message 1316767.

See http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/index.html
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Message 1316841 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 16:14:39 UTC - in response to Message 1316789.

I have read that, don't fully understand it all, it's a bit above me :(

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Message 1316860 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 17:22:26 UTC

Rita,
First welcome to SETI@Home

Now to answer your question:
In simple terms - no, you see nothing, or hear nothing.

We are filtering vast quantities of data, and then the results of our efforts are compared with at least one other person who has "looked" at the same bit of sky, on the same time and date. This is then compared to other data from the same place on a different date and time to see if there is a trend. All this takes time, months or years, not minutes.....
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Message 1317069 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 12:18:44 UTC - in response to Message 1316860.

Thank you Bob :)

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