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An array of radio telescopes in the Sierra National Forest have gathered “floods” of signals. The sudden work load is too much for team SETI, and they are asking for help.

The really interesting thing about this story is that the telescopes — working together as “the Allen Telescope Array” — are currently focused on the 156,000 stars that NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is scanning in the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

Looks like something OCN could help put it's collective computing power towards!

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Edited by Weasel555 - 4/4/12 at 6:11am
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So the radio bands are so over loaded with wifi and other such man made signals that they can no longer filter through the noise on their own? If that is the case.. this is sad news.
    
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The really interesting thing about this story is that the telescopes — working together as “the Allen Telescope Array” — are currently focused on the 156,000 stars that NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is scanning in the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

Yo dawg, i herd you were scanning Kepler, so we used our keplers to help scan your kepler, so we can look at kepler with our keplers.
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Yo dawg, i herd you were scanning Kepler, so we used our keplers to help scan your kepler, so we can look at kepler with our keplers.

Nvidia's Chief Attorney just called. He wanted me to tell you, and I quote:
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You're being sued... dawg.

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Yo dawg, i herd you were scanning Kepler, so we used our keplers to help scan your kepler, so we can look at kepler with our keplers.

I literally lol'd

If OCN has computing power to spare it should be used for our F@H team...just sayin
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Yep, you pretty much nailed it. It is a sad day indeed. frown.gif
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Why dont we all STOP funding military development and INSTEAD fund an automated astronomy on the dark side of the moon. I think it would be much more productive.

Each year the world spends some 1.638 TRILLION on military. Why not cut that by say, 10%, and give the ESA and Nasa that 10% - it would be a good 168 billion a year - that would only give Nasa some 10x more money than it currently has, and 42x more than the ESA has. We'd be there within the decade. Easily.
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I dont think Nth Korea will want to play frown.gif
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Why dont we all STOP funding military development and INSTEAD fund an automated astronomy on the dark side of the moon. I think it would be much more productive.
Each year the world spends some 1.638 TRILLION on military. Why not cut that by say, 10%, and give the ESA and Nasa that 10% - it would be a good 168 billion a year - that would only give Nasa some 10x more money than it currently has, and 42x more than the ESA has. We'd be there within the decade. Easily.

But then they would find out we are not alone and war between ourselves would be needless and pointless with so many other things to do.
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But then they would find out we are not alone and war between ourselves would be needless and pointless with so many other things to do.

I think civil war will always exist, sadly.
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