Telescopes 'worthless' by 2050

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Vega
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Well with all this in mind it's in every astronomers interests to sign up to this... I have

http://www.bbc.co.uk/climatechange

Already over 114,000 people have signed up.. which means over 10 times more processing power than the most powerfull supercomputer. I cant wait to see the results on BBC in 3 months time.

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My 3d worth (which immediately gives away my excessive age in so far as I can remember “old moneyâ€

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Also, I note the BBC Climate Change link. Are people also aware of the similar thing that is doing a search for pulsars based on gravity wave sensor data http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/. I’ve been running it for a bit now and it does not seem to interfere with my computer at all (minimal memory and minimal disk use and seems to be a true background task and does not interfere with existing application performance at all). Probably only practical if you have an ADSL link as it collects and returns data a couple of times per day. Nice screen saver as well (shows the celestial sphere (from outside) with constellations, existing pulsar locations (detected electromagnetically) and the area of sky your computer is currently analysing. There is the option for users to join “groupsâ€

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