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January 25, 2008

Thanks to an upgrade in this giant radiotelescope, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) needs more computers like yours to look for ET.  (NAIC Arecibo Observatory, a facility of the NSF)

Space Research Update: the 11-year solar storm cycle returns, the MESSENGER spacecraft reports back from Mercury, and the search for intelligent life in the universe continues with the help of your computer. Also: Unique animal and plant adaptations.

This week’s web links:
Space Weather Network: www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN;
Latest MESSENGER photographs of Mercury: messenger.jhuapl.edu;
Sign up for SETI@Home: setiathome.berkeley.edu

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