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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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User profile Profile Wil Odom
Born in 1962. I travel frequently for work, mainly in the US but occasionally abroad. I recently got to visit Arecibo during a work visit to PR. ...


SETI@home World Visualization
Check out this new animated map showing SETI@home data transmissions during a 5 minute period within the last 24 hours (updated regularly - click on image to view):
1 Apr 2015, 22:21:05 UTC · Comment

False News Report
Over the weekend a false news report from a known source of false news reports reported that we had detected an extraterrestrial signal. Of course, if we had, known sources of real news reports would also be carrying the story.

In other words, no such luck.
31 Mar 2015, 15:17:01 UTC · Comment

Berkeley SETI scientists using new techniques in ET search
Prof. Shelley Wright from UC San Diego, working with members of the BSRC team including Dan Werthimer, Andrew Siemion, and Geoff Marcy, successfully achieved first light last weekend on a new instrument to search for pulses of infrared light from extraterrestrial intelligence. This exciting new area of research is highly complementary to our ongoing work using radio telescopes and SETI@home. Read more at 20 Mar 2015, 18:11:05 UTC · Comment

News from Berkeley SETI Research Center
We'd like to keep you up to date with what's going on at Berkeley SETI Research Center! Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at where you can find video interviews with Berkeley SETI Research Center staff, news items about our research, and more. We'll be linking to some of these posts via SETI@home client messages too.

Our message board at will continue to post updates from the team including news items, server and database status updates, and other relevant topics, and you can participate in other forums at too.
18 Mar 2015, 17:32:49 UTC · Comment

Astropulse is generating work again
The databases are still being repaired, but we are now in a state where we can create new workunits and collect results. 13 Mar 2015, 22:44:48 UTC · Comment

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