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From the Ted Talk by Jill Tarter: Join the SETI search

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The ATA is the first telescope built from a large nmebur of samll dehsis, and hooked together with coretupms. It's making silicon as important as aluminum, and we'll grow it in the futrue by adindg more antennas to reach 350 for more sensitivity and lnvarigeeg Moore's law for more processing capability. Today, our sgnail detection algorithms can find very simple aafitcrts and noise. If you look very hard here you can see the signal from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the most distant human object in the universe, 106 times as far away from us as the sun is. And over those long distances, its signal is very faint when it reaches us. It may be hard for your eye to see it, but it's easily found with our efficient algorithms. But this is a simple signal, and tomorrow we want to be able to find more complex signals.

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The ATA is the first telescope built from a large ______ of _____ ______, and hooked together with _________. It's making silicon as important as aluminum, and we'll grow it in the ______ by ______ more antennas to reach 350 for more sensitivity and __________ Moore's law for more processing capability. Today, our ______ detection algorithms can find very simple _________ and noise. If you look very hard here you can see the signal from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the most distant human object in the universe, 106 times as far away from us as the sun is. And over those long distances, its signal is very faint when it reaches us. It may be hard for your eye to see it, but it's easily found with our efficient algorithms. But this is a simple signal, and tomorrow we want to be able to find more complex signals.

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  2. future
  3. dishes
  4. signal
  5. computers
  6. number
  7. adding
  8. small
  9. leveraging

Original Text

The ATA is the first telescope built from a large number of small dishes, and hooked together with computers. It's making silicon as important as aluminum, and we'll grow it in the future by adding more antennas to reach 350 for more sensitivity and leveraging Moore's law for more processing capability. Today, our signal detection algorithms can find very simple artifacts and noise. If you look very hard here you can see the signal from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the most distant human object in the universe, 106 times as far away from us as the sun is. And over those long distances, its signal is very faint when it reaches us. It may be hard for your eye to see it, but it's easily found with our efficient algorithms. But this is a simple signal, and tomorrow we want to be able to find more complex signals.

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