May 17, 2004:
It has been more than a year since the SETI@home crew spent a hectic week at Arecibo, pointing the giant radio telescope at some of SETI’s most promising targets. Much of the data collected during the reobservations has since been repackaged as work units, and sent out to users around the world for analysis. By late summer 2003 the processed work units had been returned to SETI@home headquarters in Berkeley, where Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer’s team has been working hard to sort it all out and figure out what it all means. Most of the results are now in, but project scientist Eric Korpela is still refining the algorithm used to score the candidates and determine how likely they are to be extraterrestrial signals.
by Amir Alexander
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