Its very cool way to have a screen saver. They also use the big dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, you might have seen that in Contact or one of the recent James Bond movies. Its the biggest single radio telescopes in the world. The one in Arizona is larger in its overall receiver size, using multiple dishes that span a distance greater than the one in Arecibo. If we're ever going to get better reception, it will have to be in space, and that will be great, using interferometry you could have a telescope that is effectively 1000 miles in diameter using smaller satellites that cover the distance.Originally posted by stoid
There is a big satelite dish down in Arizona somewhere that picks up radio signals that are scanned to see if there is any chance that it's not just "noise" from space. The @home part is just what it sounds like, at home.
I'm realy glad you asked this question, I too was wonderingOriginally posted by jelloshotsrule
i know it's dumb... but what exactly is this thing called seti@home that i keep seeing all over the place? someone enlighten me please.
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
so i take it the score is based on how many units you do? what if you stop it during one...? can it resume or what? it's like 17% through mine after 2 hours....
Nevermind.... I stopped being a blond and clicked "Join"Originally posted by madamimadamtimallen
I just downloaded the command line SETI so that I can help out the Macrumors group at a faster rate but I have NO idea how I join a group. Any help?