new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SETI's regular laser pulse

has astrophysicist ragbir bhathal, who works with SETI, found a signal from an extraterrestrial signal?

at the australian:

'after you've spent more than 20 years hunting for an alien signal, you think you'd be celebrating if you noticed a mysterious pulse suddenly rising up on your computer readouts. a regular pulse, amid the random clatter of the cosmos, suggests that someone very smart at the other end is sending a message.

but when ragbir bhathal, an astrophysicist at the university of western sydney, who teaches the only university-based course on SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) in australia, detected the suspicious signal on a clear night last december, he knew better than to crack open the special bottle of champagne he has tucked away for the history-making occasion.

instead, he's spent the past few months meticulously investigating whether the unrecognised signature was caused by a glitch in his instrumentation, a rogue astrophysical phenomenon, or some unknown random noise.'

read on...

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