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New paper on observing "Clarke Exo-belts"

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2019-12-04 19:44
Dr. Korpela and his colleagues Prof. Shauna Sallmen and Ms. Kaisa Crawford-Taylor have published a new paper today in the Astronomical Journal about whether astronomers be able to detect belts of satellites circling planets around other stars. Unfortunately, the answer is that even the thickest satellite belts will be very difficult to see with current technology. Even the James Webb Space Telescope will find it difficult.

If, like most sentient beings in the Galaxy, you don't have a subscription to the Astronomical Journal you can see a preprint of the article at arXiv.org.
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Fall/Winter 2019 Funding drive has started

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2019-11-28 22:00
We've started our 2019 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by Jeff Cobb who has been in the SETI group longer than I have. If you can't wait, you can read yours here.

Because of our continued effort to be GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.

Thanks for your support!
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New SETI Perspectives: "Is ET in Our Solar System?"

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2019-11-27 04:43
Richard Lawn has posted a new SETI Perspectives entitled "Is ET in Our Solar System?"
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New Nebula progress report

SETI@Home News - Mon, 2019-11-04 21:55
Check out All in the Timing, a report on recent progress in SETI@home's back-end data analysis.
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SETI@home news for Alexa

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2019-10-18 16:57
SETI@home member Morris Penasso has developed a SETI@home News "skill" for Amazon Alexa/Echo that can tell you the latest from our news feed.
You can get it here.
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Servers Remain Up During Power Outage

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2019-10-10 16:57
Large swaths of Northern California, including the UC Berkeley Campus, are under a Public Safety Power Shutoff due to high winds and the associated wildfire risks. Our servers are located in the campus Data Center which is protected by a high capacity UPS. We expect that our servers will remain up for the duration of the outage. Thus far Internet connectivity also remains up although this depends on factors outside of the Data Center.
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New SETI Perspectives: "What to expect from ET?"

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2019-08-28 17:15
Richard Lawn has posted another interesting article to "SETI Perspectives". This one is titled What to expect from ET? .
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Dan Werthimer wins 2019 Carl Sagan Prize.

SETI@Home News - Sun, 2019-08-25 19:55
Congratulations to our own Dan Werthimer for winning the 2019 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization! The Sagan Prize is presented specifically to recognize and encourage researchers who “have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.” You can read more about the Sagan Prize and see past winners at http://wonderfest.org/sagan-prize/ .
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