Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Life wants you!

I just found out over at that the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Life (SETI) is in search for volunteers who are willing to become part of the largest public participation science project in history. The project has 170,000 users on 320,000 computers and that was almost enough before but now with new receivers on the Arecibo radio telescope and better frequency coverage there will be 500 times more data. This will amount to 300 gigabytes per day, or 100 terabytes (100,000 gigabytes) per year, about the amount of data stored in the U.S. Library of Congress. So if you think you will be able to help, or if you just want more information go to If you can let the project use a bit of your computing power or if you want to donate to the cause anything will help, go ahead and give them a visit and help in the search for ET!

The Fool


Bob Johnson said...

Hi, I've been doing SETI for a few years, cool to maybe one day it might be my computer that finds alien intelligence

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