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I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 20, 2020 02:13PM
‘ Alien Hunters Discover Mysterious Signal from Proxima Centauri ‘

‘ Today, news leaked in the British newspaper The Guardian of a mysterious signal coming from the closest star to our own, Proxima Centauri, a star too dim to see from Earth with the naked eye that is nevertheless a cosmic stone’s throw away at just 4.2 light-years. Found this autumn in archival data gathered last year, the signal appears to emanate from the direction of our neighboring star and cannot yet be dismissed as Earth-based interference, raising the very faint prospect that it is a transmission from some form of advanced extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI)—a so-called “technosignature.” Now, speaking to Scientific American, the scientists behind the discovery caution there is still much work to be done, but admit the interest is justified. “It has some particular properties that caused it to pass many of our checks, and we cannot yet explain it,” says Andrew Siemion from the University of California, Berkeley.
Most curiously, it occupies a very narrow band of the radio spectrum: 982 megahertz, specifically, which is a region typically bereft of transmissions from human-made satellites and spacecraft. “We don’t know of any natural way to compress electromagnetic energy into a single bin in frequency” such as this one, Siemion says. Perhaps, he says, some as-yet-unknown exotic quirk of plasma physics could be a natural explanation for the tantalizingly concentrated radio waves. But “for the moment, the only source that we know of is technological.” ‘

[www.scientificamerican.com]
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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 20, 2020 02:50PM
The last time we had "big" news like this, it turned out that they had accidentally picked up a signal from a NASA satellite.

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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: hal
Date: December 20, 2020 03:06PM
I'm confident that the message will have something to do with your car's warranty about to expire...
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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 20, 2020 03:08PM
Given that we are in the Year of Surprises, why not aliens, too?
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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 20, 2020 03:16PM
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hal
I'm confident that the message will have something to do with your car's warranty about to expire...

Or reverse mortgages…



My life goes smoothly and in regular intervals
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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 20, 2020 03:40PM
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ka jowct
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hal
I'm confident that the message will have something to do with your car's warranty about to expire...

Or reverse mortgages…

Or the Windows tech support team...





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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 20, 2020 04:29PM
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rgG
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ka jowct
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hal
I'm confident that the message will have something to do with your car's warranty about to expire...

Or reverse mortgages…

Or the Windows tech support team...

...or your heating ducts need cleaning...
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Re: I’m not saying it’s aliens....
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: December 20, 2020 06:10PM
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DeusxMac
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rgG
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ka jowct
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hal
I'm confident that the message will have something to do with your car's warranty about to expire...

Or reverse mortgages…

Or the Windows tech support team...

...or your heating ducts need cleaning...

...or your computer has been compromised and your identity stolen.
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