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Message 1588185 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 7:16:58 UTC

A small question arrived recently in my head, how to attract more people to SETI@home. And here is how you can do it, similar to what orbit@home has done and (I think, but not sure) what Asteroids@home has done:
"Name the Asteroid"

The game goes like this:
Crunch the data & if you & your wingman found an Asteroid, then the first one that found the discovery can give name to the Asteroid...or it can pass it on to the wingman, so the wingman can name it!

Similar to that, now that SETI@home has been searching for new Pulsars & Black holes...maybe some arrangement can be made and first one that crunches data about the new Pulsars or Black holes can name it or pass it on to Wingman.
While passing on the naming, the first one can see if wingman has already named some of the new Pulsars or Black holes. So if wingman has much less namings of the new Pulsars or Black holes he can pass it on to wingman.

I do belive that kind of "seek & name" game can be thrilling experiance to attract more & more people to the SETI@home.
Only cost is a little collaboration with Astronomical society & some programing on web page.
What do u think?

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Message 1588287 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 13:23:27 UTC - in response to Message 1588185.  

... now that SETI@home has been searching for new Pulsars & Black holes...

Where did you read that?



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Message 1589171 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 5:41:25 UTC - in response to Message 1588287.  

Read more here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_faq.php
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"What else might Astropulse find?
In addition to ET, Astropulse might detect other sources, such as rapidly rotating pulsars, exploding primordial black holes, or as-yet unknown astrophysical phenomena."

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_info.php

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Message 1589197 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 7:26:01 UTC - in response to Message 1589171.  
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Read more here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_faq.php
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"What else might Astropulse find?
In addition to ET, Astropulse might detect other sources, such as rapidly rotating pulsars, exploding primordial black holes, or as-yet unknown astrophysical phenomena."

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_info.php

Well as both of the articles in your links say astropulse is "new" they are a little out of date.

Also the word is "might" find, and as far as I am aware there is still currently no platform for actually checking any work units, MB or astropulse, to see if they contain any usable data. So it might be just a tad premature to encourage "naming" of anything until at least some start on analysing the data has begun.
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Message 1602141 - Posted: 18 Nov 2014, 13:42:30 UTC - in response to Message 1589197.  

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"What else might Astropulse find?
In addition to ET, Astropulse might detect other sources, such as rapidly rotating pulsars, exploding primordial black holes, or as-yet unknown astrophysical phenomena."

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_info.php

Well as both of the articles in your links say astropulse is "new" they are a little out of date.

Also the word is "might" find, and as far as I am aware there is still currently no platform for actually checking any work units, MB or astropulse, to see if they contain any usable data. So it might be just a tad premature to encourage "naming" of anything until at least some start on analysing the data has begun.

That is called a "marketing goal"...to call upon something and make it happen in time! ;)

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