posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:08 PM
The reason that the SETI program (especially the SETI@home program) hasn't examined Zeta Reticuli is that it can't. The data for SETI comes from
the Arecibo Observatory, which is largely fixed in position; it can only examine the strip of sky that appears directly over it, and can't be pointed
elsewhere. Since Arecibo is in the northern hemisphere and Zeta Reticuli appears in the skies of the southern hemisphere, Arecibo can't see Zeta
Must also respond to this:
Originally posted by THENEO
Regarding Seti, it is BS posturing to keep a few interested people distracted I think. Shows how dumb conventional science is.
If you think that "conventional science" (by which I imagine you mean "mainstream science") is dumb, you should probably stop using your computer,
talking about frequencies, etc. Find a cave, light a fire, kill a deer, cook deer, eat deer. Rinse and repeat until you die in two years from lack
of medical care.
I think they are searching on all the wrong frequencies anyways. The theory is that the aliens use very low frequencies to modulate using an
advanced technology we are barely familiar with.
Actually, the SETI program, especially SETI@home, scans a wide range of frequencies (see setiathome.berkeley.edu...
). The whole
motivation behind the SETI@home program was that the additional processing power provided by a ton of computers working in tandem would allow a larger
range of frequencies to be explored. Further, there is no theory about this that postulates some sort of advanced technology that we don't
understand. The whole SETI program is based on the assumption that alien civilizations would be subject to the same laws of physics we are. Now,
granted, they could be doing something more advanced that we don't understand, but SETI isn't designed to look for this.
What is created over vast distance is a 'standing wave' of sorts that is used to send information over. The fools at setti probably think the
aliens are using radio waves or something like that.
I'm not sure what to say to this... A standing wave is, by definition, a wave which doesn't move, so it wouldn't be very good at sending
information anywhere. Further, a 'standing wave' is not a different type of wave. That is, 'radio waves' and 'standing waves' are not
different things: radio waves could be 'standing'.