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Are there any ET search programs?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:31 am
by alfa
Anybody knows about any special programs for ET search? I heard US government is supporting ET search. I would be thankful for any links about that.

Regards,
A. Alferov

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:53 am
by moonster
The most well known ET search program is SETI. It's looking for high frequency radio signal different from usual Universe noise. They didn't find ET, but had few other scientific discoveries.
Just few days ago I read about new radio telescope that would be able to search for low frequency radio signal similar to our radio and TV broadcast.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:33 am
by Tuguldur
hello all,

several months ago I've seen one documentary film about Sloan telescope, and SDSS program.

And the lecturer has mentioned about strange objects of +21magnitude, which pictures were caught during experimental photos of 8.4m primary mirror.

Do you guys heard about those objects?

clear skies, Tuugii

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:08 pm
by admin
Hi Tuugii,
Never heard about the object, but I would like to see documentary about SDSS project. Do you remember the name, series?

Thanks,
Sergei

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:16 pm
by Tuguldur
hello Sergei,

sure, here is the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4364162621957872851

Tuugii[/url]

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:01 pm
by Parsec
Thank you for the link Tuugii, I found it most interesting.

These objects should prove to be quite a story when enough data is in. There is another unit that is being installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii that may help.
This is the SCUBA-2 unit.

I have been interested in SETI for some time now. In fact I have tried it myself.
I am a amateur radio operator (VE1 RCW) and have for a long time 'listened' to the sky. I have never heard or recorded anything out of the ordinary. Although I have heard lightning storms on Jupiter, dawn chorus, whistlers and such things.
But then amateurs have limited funds and equipment.

This is only a personal opinion but I think the big 'professional' SETI stations should be spending more time on lower frequencies and not so much time on the 'water hole'.
I think perhaps radar frequencies and things in that area would be much better monitored.

The closest thing we have observed to ET up to this point is the 'WOW' signal.
This is not the physic crap and all that stuff. This is actual science. For those that have never heard of this I will give a quick overview.

The Ohio State University at one time use to do SETI on their 'Big Ear' radio telescope. They would record data 24/7 and process it via normal channels at the time.
On the morning of August 15, 1977 when they processed the data the numbers showed a narrow band signal had been recorded and had lasted 72 seconds.

This data looked to be not a terrestrial signal. And narrow band signals are not a natural occurrence.
So, what this was is still to this date unknown.

They went back the next night and many nights after to try and capture the same signal, but it never appeared again.

The reason it is called the WOW signal is it was circled on the readout paper and the word ?WOW? was written on it.

ET

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:06 pm
by terrydriverman
I just thought I would say something. Anyone who believs that we are the only ones in this world or beyound is not thinking outside the box. We have some much stuff out there you have to be nuts not to believe. Just a thought. 8)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:06 am
by ian
You never know what's around the next corner - that's if there is a 'corner' in space :wink:

Re: Are there any ET search programs?

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:53 pm
by jimraynor
well i have this one here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdwoPqWzxVs

That's just part one, there are 5 all in all.

Re: Are there any ET search programs?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:42 am
by chengliu
I think perhaps radar frequencies and things in that area would be much better monitored.