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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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Living in the Pacific Northwest and working at a computer help desk I've become facinated by the increasing probability of intelligent life elsewhere...


Andrew Siemion testifies to United States Congress
BSRC Director Andrew Siemion was called to testify to the US Congress about the search for life beyond Earth. Video at (Andrew's testimony starts at 28:49). 30 Sep 2015, 19:27:37 UTC · Comment

Eric Korpela discusses alien contact.
SETI@home Director Eric Korpela discusses alien contact in the MeanwhileInTheFuture podcast episode entitled "Greetings". 21 Sep 2015, 16:21:27 UTC · Comment

There was a fire in the data center last night
The entire data center (where our servers are) had to be shut down. That crisis is now over and we're carefully bringing our servers back up. See details here. 19 Sep 2015, 18:30:31 UTC · Comment

The White House wants to hear about your experiences with citizen science.
You can share your stories here here. 16 Sep 2015, 1:48:09 UTC · Comment

Graduate student Lauren Weiss is searching for planets
Graduate student Lauren Weiss is working with Berkeley SETI Research Center's Prof. Geoff Marcy, searching for Earth twins and exploring where life might be found in the Universe. Find out more in our latest video profile: 2 Sep 2015, 23:03:10 UTC · Comment

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