A website has been launched that aims to get the public involved in the search for extraterrestrial life. Announced at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Los Angeles, the site will stream radio frequencies that are transmitted from the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Allen Telescope Array.Participants will be asked to search for signs of unusual activity.It is hoped the human brain can find things the automated system might miss.
Crowdsourcing data has proved to be a very useful tool for scientists in a range of disciplines.
Collaborating on the Seti project is Zooniverse, home to some of the internet's largest and most successful citizen science projects.
"Over the last few years, we have learned about the incredible desire of hundreds of thousands of people to take part in scientific research as they've used Zooniverse to classify galaxies, explore the Moon and even to discover planets," said Chris Lintott, Zooniverse's principal investigator.
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