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86 planets to be searched for aliens

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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:30 AM
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To me this is a little late but I suppose it's better than nothing.



Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley are aiming a radio telescope to detect signals of alien life on 86 possible Earth-like planets. The search began on Saturday, May 8, when the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope - the largest steerable radio telescope in the world – dedicated an hour to


Link www.hindustantimes.com...

At least they are pointing at possibilities and not just random.



“We’ve picked out the planets with nice temperatures - between zero and 100 degrees Celsius - because they are a lot more likely to harbor life,” said physicist Dan Werthimer.


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US starts project to find alien life



The United States has inaugurated a massive radio telescope in rural West Virginia to listen for signs of extraterrestrial life on 86 Earth-like planets.
US astronomers said on Friday that the colossal dish will gather 24 hours of data on each of the planets, which have been selected from a list of 1,235 planets identified by NASA's Kepler space telescope, AFP reported.

Link www.presstv.ir...




''It's not absolutely certain that all of these stars have habitable planetary systems, but they're very good places to look for ET,'' said Andrew Siemion, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, on Friday.


Link www.smh.com.au...

So what do you think about this


Thanks

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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:37 AM
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S&F Great News - Part of the desensitising process - There has got to be a disclosure soon - too much evidence getting out into the public domain.

Thanks for bring that to our attention. Good find!



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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S+F this is brilliant news because I thought America had finished listening for alien signals when they pulled the plug on SETI in puerto Rico.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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This could be the build up process.

First, you announce that you are searching 86 possible candidates.
Second, you allow enough time for the "data to be processed"
Third, you then announce that a radio signal has been discovered.
Fourth,... it's anyones guess.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:59 AM
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Good point


Its almost like its set up to get a result or maybe they already know exactly where to look who knows but its good to know they are still looking.

Should point this thing at ELENIN


Thanks



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:13 AM
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This has brought hope for me, I'm on a natural high, that or it's the coffee I've just drunk.

Jamie.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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Interesting news, thanks for the info! S&F.

This have to be compared to the 68 Earth-like planets that Kepler space telescope discovered last February:


Using the prolific planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, astronomers have discovered 1,235 candidate planets orbiting other suns since the Kepler mission's search for Earth-like worlds began in 2009.
To find them, Kepler monitors a rich star field to identify planetary transits by the slight dimming of starlight caused by a planet crossing the face of its parent star.
In this remarkable illustration, all of Kepler's planet candidates are shown in transit with their parent stars ordered by size from top left to bottom right.
Simulated stellar disks and the silhouettes of transiting planets are all shown at the same relative scale, with saturated star colors. Of course, some stars show more than one planet in transit, but you may have to examine the picture at high resolution to spot them all.

For reference, the Sun is shown at the same scale, by itself below the top row on the right. In silhouette against the Sun's disk, both Jupiter and Earth are in transit.





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Roughly one out of every 37 to one out of every 70 sunlike stars in the sky might harbor an alien Earth, a new study reveals.

These findings hint that billions of Earthlike planets might exist in our galaxy, researchers added.

These new calculations are based in data from the Kepler space telescope, which in February wowed the globe by revealing more than 1,200 possible alien worlds, including 68 potentially Earth-size planets. The spacecraft does so by looking for the dimming that occurs when a world transits or moves in front of a star.

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., focused on roughly Earth-size planets within the habitable zones of their stars — that is, orbits where liquid water can exist on the surfaces of those worlds.

After the researchers analyzed the four months of data in this initial batch of readings from Kepler, they determined that 1.4 to 2.7 percent of all sunlike stars are expected to have Earthlike planets — ones that are between 0.8 and two times Earth's diameter and within the habitable zones of their stars.

"This means there are a lot of Earth analogs out there — two billion in the Milky Way galaxy," researcher Joseph Catanzarite, an astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told SPACE.com. "With that large a number, there's a good chance life and maybe even intelligent life might exist on some of those planets. And that's just our galaxy alone — there are 50 billion other galaxies."


See here for the end of this paper.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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Sounds good to me.

I just wish they would stop dickering around and find some ETs for once!



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Strange news after gov't funding to SETI was canned..
I smell something fishy, why start up again?

Probably the same reason ET fiction is being shoved down our collective throats. (Just look at a list of movies for 2011-theres the proof)

Easing us into disclosure/bluebeam is my bet, and i'd bet the bank.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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Thanks for that.


You have just got to wonder how fast that list is getting bigger.

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Although it's been said for quite some time they are gearing up for disclosure whether true or not it certainly looks more positive as the days go by.



Easing us into disclosure/bluebeam is my bet, and i'd bet the bank.


That too is a possibility.

Well I'm not getting any younger so I wish they would get a move on hence why I said a little late in OP


Thanks



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:14 AM
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Awesome! I wish I could be a part of something like this.

One day however I will be a part of sending someone to Mars, that you can count on! Only a few years left of school and I will be on my way to working on those programs!


S&F!

I wonder which planets have life!



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:17 AM
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They forgot to put earth on the list.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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I will be a part of sending someone to Mars, that you can count on!


Calm down now no need to send anyone to me


How do we know they have not already done that.


Thanks



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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No they Know there is No life on Earth.

I wont them to do it all live with web cams.
so we can see it. no hiding the truth.

why are they useing SETI
to build up fauls hopes?
so no one trys any other ideas?



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by buddha
No they Know there is No life on Earth.

I wont them to do it all live with web cams.
so we can see it. no hiding the truth.

why are they useing SETI
to build up fauls hopes?
so no one trys any other ideas?


No offence, but... l3arn to sp311 pl0x.

Jamie.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by StripedBandit
Strange news after gov't funding to SETI was canned..
I smell something fishy, why start up again?

Probably the same reason ET fiction is being shoved down our collective throats. (Just look at a list of movies for 2011-theres the proof)

Easing us into disclosure/bluebeam is my bet, and i'd bet the bank.


Alright I'll bet you $1000 it doesn't happen in the next five years. You game?



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Very exciting news, though I'm not sure anything will ever come of it. But one can dream



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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hmm, still looking for earthlike life when will they open their minds that not all life has to be the same.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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In the link from www.presstv.ir... it says.




He stated, "We will be looking at a much wider range of frequencies and signal types than has ever been possible before,” adding that the surface of the telescope is 100 by 110 meters and it can record nearly one gigabyte of data per second.


So the possibility is way better now than when SETI began better than just giving up anyway.

Thanks



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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we'll all be dead before any signals are answered if any get answered at all.



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