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    Default Strange signal detected from nearby star



    Astronomers have detected 'strange signals' coming from a star 11 light-years away

    Researchers picked up the mysterious signals on May 12 using the Arecibo Observatory, a huge radio telescope built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole.

    The radio signals appear to be coming from Ross 128, a red dwarf star that's not yet known to have any planets and is about 2,800 times dimmer than the sun. Abel Méndez, an astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, said the star was observed for 10 minutes, during which time the signal was picked up and "almost periodic".

    Méndez said it's extremely unlikely that intelligent extraterrestrial life is responsible, but noted the possibility can't yet be ruled out.

    "The SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] groups are aware of the signals,"
    I agree that the ET explanation is very unlikely. (My first guess would be a exotic type of variable, with a military (?) satellite being a close second.) Still, taking a look does no harm.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkerX View Post
    Astronomers have detected 'strange signals' coming from a star 11 light-years away

    I agree that the ET explanation is very unlikely. (My first guess would be a exotic type of variable, with a military (?) satellite being a close second.) Still, taking a look does no harm.
    Strange Signals from the Nearby Red Dwarf Star Ross 128 - Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo

    Terrestrial interference needs to be ruled out also.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Option number three. ET comes in a distant fourth...and on the very remote chance it is ET, I doubt its their home.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkerX View Post
    Option number three. ET comes in a distant fourth...and on the very remote chance it is ET, I doubt its their home.
    No planets have been detected near Ross 128 and there isn't even any dust detected in the system. Maybe it's chatter among leviathans?

    Hitch a ride?


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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Apparently the signal was re-detected by Arecibo on Sunday July 16, and findings of the further observations will be released sometime this week? Thats what I heard anyway. A flare seems likely, but the signal was not at the frequency a flare should be. Terrestrial interference is a real possibility too. Good news is, 11 light years is very close. I'm always an optimist in terms of potential advanced alien detection, but everything else must be ruled out. If it were aliens, that would be exciting but also extremely unsettling, because 11 light years is very very close. They could be on our backdoor already and we'd barely know in time. The star does not appear to have any planets, so if it were aliens, would it be some type of craft or beacon? Stay tuned. Probably mundane explanation but as time goes on and our technology improves, I think it's pretty likely that eventually maybe sooner rather than later, we will find evidence of aliens, if they are in our neighborhood.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Unlike the Wow signal, this one has been re-detected, so that's at least encouraging. I think we'll know more pretty soon. In "Cosmos", Sagan speculated that a signal might have initial pulses or bursts just to attract attention, and subsequently, have structured, more complex information embedded. It might be difficult to find that let alone interpret it. Again, pure speculation. Another major point worth considering in my opinion is whether a signal, even if it is artificial, is a deliberate signal, that is to say, one made to specifically attempt to make contact with some other civilization (not earth in particular), or, if we just happen to detect some kind of cross-communications or byproduct noise of a civilization that is not making a deliberate attempt at contact. That's another factor to consider. I always remain hopeful, the movie Contact really inspired me to get fascinated by the possibility of intelligent alien life out there. I hope these reports might come to something, but always best to just go where the facts lead. But we can still wonder & speculate.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    You may find it useful to keep track of what this guy says and does:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...PgR9eNW12eASMA

    He has posted quite a lot of info regarding the signal on twitter:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...hoLj36mri_gpgg
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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    My guess is it's probably slightly inebriated Zeta Reticulans. It usually is lol.

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    Default Re: Strange signal detected from nearby star

    Quote Originally Posted by starrynight7 View Post
    If it were aliens, that would be exciting but also extremely unsettling, because 11 light years is very very close. They could be on our backdoor already and we'd barely know in time. The star does not appear to have any planets, so if it were aliens, would it be some type of craft or beacon? .
    I'm still in the biocloaking camp.....

    My guess is it's probably slightly inebriated Zeta Reticulans.
    Fascinating that such a high percentage of "sightings" have a common appearance - collective consciousness?
    Remember Childhood's End and AC Clarke's interpretation of why we visualize the devil the way we do?
    Moving on.......

 

 
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