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The Cosmic Mystery Tour$
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Nicholas Mee

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198831860

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198831860.001.0001

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Somewhere over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow

(p.186) Somewhere over the Rainbow
The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Nicholas Mee

Oxford University Press

Frank Drake devised the Drake equation to estimate the number of advanced civilizations in the galaxy with the aim of gathering support for SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). The earliest attempts to detect radio signals from extraterrestrials date back to the 1960s. Paul Allen has funded the Allen Telescope, Array which is dedicated to searching for such signals. When complete it will include 350 radio dishes. The citizen science project SETI@Home allows anyone with a home PC to participate in analysing the data amassed by the SETI project.

Keywords:   Allen Telescope Array, Drake equation, exoplanets, Frank Drake, Paul Allen, SETI, SETI@Home

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