SETI Research Center in Berkeley
announced the cessation of its activities after 21 years of work in the search for signs of life in the cosmos. The program, known as
SETI at Home
, was initiated in 1999 and proposed to use the idle time of personal computers to analyze and process the information collected by the radio-antennae that explored the space.
"We thank all the volunteers who helped us collect the data for SETI @ Home in the last two decades. On March 31, we will stop sending data to the program participants," said the scientists and researchers at the SETI program at the University of California in Berkeley. "This is not the end, they are attentive that we will soon announce news so that all those interested can contribute to the smart life search initiative," they added in another post posted on the official Twitter account.
Thanks to the many volunteers who have helped crunch data for SETI @ home in the last two decades. On March 31, the project will stop sending out new work to users, but this is not the end of public engagement in SETI research.
& – UC Berkeley SETI (@BerkeleySETI)
March 3, 2020
For two decades, the
SETI @ Home program
It was based on a program that volunteers installed on their personal computers to process the data that the research center receives from their radio telescopes that monitor all the narrow-band radio signals coming from space. In this way, the researchers sent all this data online to all the people who participated in the search by offering part of the computing capacity of their personal equipment.
virtual computer, where thousands of teams around the world processed the information captured by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia, United States.
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