What Are Some Other Benefits Of SETI?

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I recall seeing people mentioning that it detects astronomical phenomena, not just artificial signals from extra-terrestrial sources. Post any benefits in this Thread so we can win Wag over. :D
 

ledzepp98

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i'm not sure if this is the type of "benefit" you were looking for so i'll post here before i post in the other thread...
basically, the reason i like seti is not really to find E.T. but because this community and the stats are just plain FUN. i was recruited to join rc5 here over a year ago and i crunched a little but didn't get into that stats like everyone else did. later i did seti for a while, but again i didn't understand the thrill of the stats...but after hanging out here for a while, i got the stats bug and now i'm hooked. i run seti for the fun of it and if we find E.T. in the process, that's just a bonus. that's just my opinion anyway...
 

Wiz

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It could find ET...
It could find any radio signal emitting phenomena out there - not just ET. There are a great number of radio wave emitting 'things' out there and we are helping to examine space and categorize / catalog them.
Distributed computing is the big winner - that's the main science that is benefitting from the S@H program IMHO.
 

Engineer

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I think Wiz hit one right on the head! :D

The idea that Distributed Computing can work....take a large problem....break it up into countless smaller pieces....put a nice front-end on the package (i.e....stats, teams, WU's, etc) and let the rest of the world do the work for you! We have the fun...they get the work done! :D

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Baldy18

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Please post more on these phenomena and such as I've now link to this from one of the threads in the Off Topic forum to help encourage those that think this only looks for ET and he will never be found.
 

IBhacknU

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what about keeping your processor running at a constant temp? Some people see this as a benefit.