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Originally posted by Havick007
Perhaps now SETI can actually target these planets and focus more time on planets that are deemed 'life-supporting' especially with recent reports of SETI losing more funding and having to shut down some of their arrays.
Originally posted by Havick007
Planet outside solar system is habitable
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A planet 20 light years away is the first outside the solar system to be officially declared habitable by European scientists.
The 'exoplanet' Gliese 581d has conditions that could support Earth-like life, including possible watery oceans and rainfall, they say.
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Originally posted by CobraCommander
they dont even know what it really going on in our local moons, hogwash.
The Allen Telescope Array in Northern California has a combined collecting area of one hectare, and was funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. However, just three and a half years after the array began its hunt for extraterrestrial life, the money has dried up
Although the ATA isn’t the only radio telescope facility which is capable of searching for alien life, it’s the only one dedicated almost wholly to the task. The SETI Institute had plans to use the ATA to listen out for radio emissions from the extrasolar planets discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft.
The project is attempting to source new funds, along with new uses for the array. SETI has offered up the ATA’s abilities to help the U.S. Air Force track orbiting debris that could be harmful to defense satellites. Pierson says that he’s hopeful that these other uses “will help provide future operating funds”.
Full Article - Wired.com
Allen Telescope Array Hibernation
As noted in the Scientific American and elsewhere, the Allen Telescope Array was recently forced into hibernation. While we are sad to see this happen, SETI@home receives its data elsewhere, so our project is not directly affected. Dr. Eric Korpela wrote a helpful Q&A about this in the SETI@home Staff Blog.
27 Apr 2011 | 21:44:03 UTC
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by RUDDD
The signal detected by Ragbir Bhathal did not come from the direction of the Gliese system. Not anywhere near the Gliese system. It came from 47 Tucanae, about half way across the sky from Gliese.
Gliese RA 15 19 26.82 Dec -07 43 20.2
Tucanae RA 00 24 .0567 Dec -72 04 52.6
In December 2008 a sharp laser look alike signal emanating from 47 Tucanae was detected. However, further searches in the same region have failed to detect the signal again.
edit on 5/17/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheDevilOfLies
reply to post by Phage
REALLY?! the all knowing phage whos worshiped like a god cant think of any scientists who say we are the only things in the universe?
going by the way things work around here, that actually makes sense to me
A gravitational lens refers to a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant source (a background galaxy) and an observer, that is capable of bending (lensing) the light from the source, as it travels towards the observer. This effect is known as gravitational lensing and is one of the predictions of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.