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What does the word "Breakthrough" mean on the screen saver??
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Joined: 14 Apr 17
One of my computers is compiling the FFT's. This is the first time I have seen the two words: "Breakthrough" and "Listen" on the seti screen saver. Is this significant or just something that appears randomly?
Joined: 27 May 99
I'm sure there is a post somewhere that explains in detail but I don't remember where it is. This is a short version
In the past, most of the data we received was piggybacked off of searches coming from Arecibo down in Puerto Rico. Breakthrough Listen see link below
A small portion of all of that money is being used to buy time on other Telescopes. No, Seti isn't getting any of that money (don't we wish) but what we are getting from this is data that is collected at new telescopes. In this case, we are getting data from Green Bank Observatory.
So when you see Breakthrough Listen on your computer, that data is part of the new data that Seti is now getting.
Others will be along and provide you with more indepth description I'm sure.
Welcome to Seti and Happy Crunching.....
Joined: 9 Jun 99
Way more information available in news threads:
Breakthrough Listen data now flowing
Article about distribution of Breakthrough data
Breakthrough Listen: Expanding the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Breakthrough Listen observations of HD 164595
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