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SETI@home is a scientific experiment, based at UC Berkeley, that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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User profile Profile M'taal A'vron
I'm very interested in SETI's mission. I encourage others to not only believe in ETL, but to help the search for it. Who knows what we could learn?


New SETI Perspectives: "What to expect from ET?"
Richard Lawn has posted another interesting article to "SETI Perspectives". This one is titled What to expect from ET? .
28 Aug 2019, 17:15:08 UTC · Discuss

Dan Werthimer wins 2019 Carl Sagan Prize.
Congratulations to our own Dan Werthimer for winning the 2019 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization! The Sagan Prize is presented specifically to recognize and encourage researchers who “have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.” You can read more about the Sagan Prize and see past winners at http://wonderfest.org/sagan-prize/ .
25 Aug 2019, 19:55:37 UTC · Discuss

2019 SETI.Germany Wow! anniversary event: 15-29 August
Every year SETI.Germany organizes an event in honor of the anniversary of the Wow! signal. This year's event (the 42nd anniversary) takes place from 15 to 29 August . Further information can be found here .
22 Jul 2019, 23:13:46 UTC · Discuss

New SETI Perspectives: "Seeing the Unseeable: The Black Hole Image"
Richard Lawn has posted another interesting article to "SETI Perspectives". This one is titled Seeing the Unseeable: The Black Hole Image and is about the Event Horizon Telescope's image of the black hole in M87.
5 Jul 2019, 21:10:42 UTC · Discuss

Article on SETI@home's 20th anniversary
An article by Ben Lindbergh in The Ringer discusses the history and status of SETI@home as it turns 20.
25 May 2019, 13:45:15 UTC · Discuss

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