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Message 1891171 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 16:26:03 UTC - in response to Message 1888412.  

For those who didn't recognize the name KIC8462852 in their work unit names, this data comes from GBT observations of Tabby's Star (aka Boyajian's Star, aka WTF-0001, aka the Weirdest star in the galaxy). This is not yet the full data set, which lives at Penn State, it's some test on-target/off-target observations that we're checking out.

You might also notice another change. We've doubled the size of our work units which will reduce our quantization noise by 34%, and, depending on the strength of other noise sources, could give us as much as double that as a sensitivity increase.

hi Eric,

do you know if Seti@home might one day be allowed to receive data from China's new radio Telescope ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_hundred_meter_Aperture_Spherical_Telescope
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Message 1891177 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 16:49:59 UTC - in response to Message 1891171.  
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do you know if Seti@home might one day be allowed to receive data from China's new radio Telescope ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_hundred_meter_Aperture_Spherical_Telescope


I don't know if he will see this/respond but I can confirm that the team has stated they are definitely interested in getting a receiver on FAST and have done however much can be done at this point to initiate it (I think all that can be is to advise the FAST administrators.)

Edit: Thankfully he did and I'm quite happy my info was out of date. I do hope we get some of that data here.
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Message 1891179 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 17:01:34 UTC - in response to Message 1891171.  
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do you know if Seti@home might one day be allowed to receive data from China's new radio Telescope ?


We're working on it. We're working with the Chinese to design a SERENDIP VI system and a Fast Radio Burst system for FAST. Those system will have a primary scientist who is in China and main data analysis effort will be there. The situation with SETI@home is more complicated, with more cross border interaction. Fingers crossed...
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Message 1891195 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 18:31:22 UTC - in response to Message 1891179.  

Thank you Eric and Mr. Kevvy
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Message 1891218 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:58:05 UTC

Has anyone asked whether it would be beneficial to re-process the older SETI tapes with this dramatically lower noise computational scheme and thus extend the previous results?
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Message 1891266 - Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 3:14:24 UTC

Ok so I first started lending my computer time to this project in the early days and have always since done what I could to help expand the project! I commend the people who have given theyre time and energy to keep this project going!!! KUDOS ALL!!! May this be fruitful in my lifetime!
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Message 1892133 - Posted: 28 Sep 2017, 9:49:12 UTC - in response to Message 1891179.  

I am from China, and I support. I hope all mankind will unite to seek extraterrestrial civilization.Thanks.
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Message 1892134 - Posted: 28 Sep 2017, 9:50:23 UTC - in response to Message 1892133.  

And thanks for everybody.
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Message 1892832 - Posted: 1 Oct 2017, 16:07:15 UTC

Hi there
I've read the message few weeks ago about the KIC8462850 star batch.
Was a bit sad as I hadn't seen then any of these work unit names in my queues.
But today, I have reveived about 15 of these work units on my 4 machines.
Exciting !!
But I read an article on a science blog and magazine saying that earlier this month, the Seti had already announced there is no chance that any extraterrestrial message be found in these work units...
More over this article ended on "Seti is actually useless, as it listens on useless radio frequencies ..."

Guys, what is your point of view about this ?
Have fun with ET !!
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Message 1893226 - Posted: 4 Oct 2017, 20:42:51 UTC - in response to Message 1892832.  

How can I help I cannot find the Tabby star in the projects listing I like to help. my email is screamingtut at gmail dot com

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Message 1893230 - Posted: 4 Oct 2017, 21:28:24 UTC

Very briefly: We are searching in a very favourableppart of the radio spectrum. called 'the waterhole'. That is a pun on the very good transmissions at these frequencies and also an association with H2O - water.

This is the best we can do with our technology. As we advance, and as our physics advances, we will do more. For now, this is the best search we have.

And we are learning new things!

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Message 1893239 - Posted: 4 Oct 2017, 21:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 1893226.  

How can I help I cannot find the Tabby star in the projects listing I like to help. my email is screamingtut at gmail dot com

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It is not a seperate project. The work units were distributed here on SETI@Home

If you read the first post Dr Korpela said:

For those who didn't recognize the name KIC8462852 in their work unit names, this data comes from GBT observations of Tabby's Star (aka Boyajian's Star, aka WTF-0001, aka the Weirdest star in the galaxy). This is not yet the full data set, which lives at Penn State, it's some test on-target/off-target observations that we're checking out.


I believe that have all passed through the system now.
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Message 1893244 - Posted: 4 Oct 2017, 22:20:08 UTC - in response to Message 1893239.  



For those who didn't recognize the name KIC8462852 in their work unit names, this data comes from GBT observations of Tabby's Star (aka Boyajian's Star, aka WTF-0001, aka the Weirdest star in the galaxy). This is not yet the full data set, which lives at Penn State, it's some test on-target/off-target observations that we're checking out.


I believe that have all passed through the system now.


Actually they are still being split, if you go to the server page you will see the tapes with the name in them are still there.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_server_status.php
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Message 1893340 - Posted: 5 Oct 2017, 9:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 1892133.  

I am from China, and I support. I hope all mankind will unite to seek extraterrestrial civilization.Thanks.

Hello a happy guy,
I am from Canada ... I share your hope that all mankind will unite to seek extraterrestrial civilization.



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Hope is better than fear,
Optimism is better than despair,
So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic,
And we’ll change the world.


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Message 1893422 - Posted: 5 Oct 2017, 21:50:29 UTC
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Re: Data from "Tabby's Star" is flowing.

New Observations Deepen Mystery of “Alien Megastructure” --- Star Orbiting dust could explain some—but not all—of the star’s bizarre behavior

You can read the Simon et al. study for free at the online

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1708.07822.pdf

Alien Megastructure' Star Being Investigated By UC Berkeley | Video

The new study does not solve all of KIC 8462852's mysteries, however. For example, it does not address the short-term 20 percent brightness dips, which were detected by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. (Kepler is now observing a different part of the sky during its K2 extended mission and will not follow up on Tabby's star for the forseeable future.)
And a different study—led by Joshua Simon of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena, California—just found that Tabby's star experienced two brightening spells over the past 11 years. (Simon and his colleagues also determined that the star has dimmed by about 1.5 percent from February 2015 to now.)
"Up until this work, we had thought that the star's changes in brightness were only occurring in one direction—dimming," Simon said in a statement. "The realization that the star sometimes gets brighter in addition to periods of dimming is incompatible with most hypotheses to explain its weird behavior."

Strange brightness dips

KIC 8462852, which lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth, has generated a great deal of intrigue and speculation since 2015. That year, a team led by astronomer Tabetha Boyajian (hence the star's nicknames) reported that KIC 8462852 had dimmed dramatically several times over the past half-decade or so, once by 22 percent
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Message 1894126 - Posted: 8 Oct 2017, 18:09:57 UTC

Haven't we DIAG'ed the KIC enough soon, and can go on to crunching KIC for real?
We've been DIAG'ing thousands upon thousands of KIC's now.

End of semi-cryptic message :-)
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Message 1895592 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 0:08:03 UTC - in response to Message 1888412.  

I have no clue whatsoever what my computer is doing, or what any of these messages mean, what the data means or what it signifies, but, I am familiar with SETI, Berkeley, the University of California and I grew up in the sixties watching the Space Race in all its glory and I am very happy that my computer is online and I am helping out wherever I can.
When I was a boy I wanted to be a rocket scientist but fate had other ideas about what my life would turn out to be.
So, thank you for what you are doing here and allowing a Philistine Peasant to help out !!! [/img]
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