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Message 1925386 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 19:28:35 UTC

Hello,
I recently rejoined SETI after not running it for a few years.

I noticed something last week on the screen saver that I never noticed before and haven't seen since.

It said "Breakthrough - Listening" Anyone know what that means?
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Message 1925392 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 19:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 1925386.  

Hello,
I recently rejoined SETI after not running it for a few years.

I noticed something last week on the screen saver that I never noticed before and haven't seen since.

It said "Breakthrough - Listening" Anyone know what that means?

One of the work units from the Breakthrough Listen initiative from the Green Bank radio telescope.
https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/
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Message 1925393 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 19:51:13 UTC - in response to Message 1925386.  
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Breakthrough Listen is part of the Breakthrough Initiatives, a set of scientific initiatives founded and funded by Yuri Milner via a $100 million grant.

For us, this resulted in a new receiver at the Green Bank observatory in Virginia; SETI@Home does some of the data processing for this receiver. There is also a new receiver on the way for the Parkes observatory in Australia.

Unlike the Arecibo search which "goes along for the ride" recording whatever the telescope is "pointing" at, this is a targeted search using dedicated telescope time and resources to examine what are thought to be the most promising candidates.
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Message 1925401 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 19:59:47 UTC - in response to Message 1925393.  

Perfect, Thank you both for your quick responses. I'll read a little more on it !!
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Message 1925420 - Posted: 19 Mar 2018, 20:45:41 UTC - in response to Message 1925393.  

The Green Bank observatory is located in West Virginia, fairly close to the Va. line though.
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Message 1934492 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 1:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 1925420.  

Breakthrough Listening:


Stephen Hawking was looking for alien life when he died. That search just got a big boost


Before his death in March, famed physicist Stephen Hawking announced a $100 million project to find intelligent life among the stars. Now that push will redouble thanks to new technology that lets astronomers scan the galaxy like never before.

On Monday, the Breakthrough Listen project announced the launch of an expanded survey of stars in the Milky Way made possible by a "multi-beam" receiver installed on Australia's Parkes Radio Telescope.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Russian investor Yuri Milner and Hawking debuted Breakthrough Listen in 2015 to collect massive amounts of deep space data and make it public in an open effort to identify signals pointing to alien life.
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