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Submission + - SETI@home is observing earthlike planets with GBT (

SETIGuy writes: "The search began on Saturday, May 8, when the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope — the largest steerable radio telescope in the world — dedicated an hour to eight stars with possible planets. Once UC Berkeley astronomers acquire 24 hours of data on a total of 86 Earth-like planets, they'll initiate a coarse analysis and then, in about two months, ask an estimated 1 million SETI@home users to conduct a more detailed analysis on their home computers."

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department