The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute is asking
the public to join in its hunt for life beyond the Earth.
It says anyone can register on the new website, SETI Live (setilive.org),
to help analyse data from SETI’s radio telescope devoted to scanning the
heavens for signals from ET.
“There are parts of the spectrum where our sophisticated signal
processing system is overwhelmed because there are so many signals,”
said astronomer Jill Tarter, director of the SETI Institute’s Center for
“I’m hoping to put together this army of citizen scientists to help
figure out which signals to follow up on,” Tarter stated.
In contrast to some other crowd-sourced science projects, such as
SETI’s own SETI@Home, which rely on users donating spare computer time
to data crunching,