Overview - Public Data Release 2 - February 2020
Since the Public Data Release 1 in April 2019 we have doubled the amount of data available from our archive.
This release includes the following data sets:
- Over 400 hours of galactic plane observations (along with observations of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, as well as the Fornax cluser) using the Parkes multibeam receiver - there is a sky map showing the telescope pointings in this release
- Earth transit zone data used in the analysis described in Sheikh, et al.
- Observations of Comet Borisov using the L/S/C/X band receivers at Green Bank.
- C band observations of the galactic center taken at Green Bank.
- Additional observational cadences of nearby stars, beyond those used in the analysis depicted in Price, et al. (2020), that were recorded using the L/S band receivers at Green Bank.
We invite the public to read the two papers accompanying the data release and the scientific analysis, and for those with technical skills, to download some of the datasets, to explore them, and to perform their own analyses.
Much of our software is publicly available, including
a tool for loading filterbank, hdf5, and raw format data files, and
turboSETI, a tool for performing Doppler drift searches.
For detailed information about the various data formats we use, along with current standards and conventions, please see the paper:
"The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life: Public Data, Formats, Reduction and Archiving" - Lebofsky, et al.