Scientists detect odd signals coming from dwarf star

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 17, 2017

Odd signals emitted from a nearby star have been spotted by astronomers.

Astronomers at the University of Puerto Ricohave detected mysterious radio signals coming from outer space.

Researchers believe that they may have found the first evidence of alien life after discovering a signal from a star 11 light-years from Earth.

"We realised that there were some very peculiar signals in the 10-minute dynamic spectrum that we obtained from "Ross 128" (GJ 447), observed May 12", wrote professor Abel Mendez, planetary astrobiologist and director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico in a blog post.

The "strange" radio signals were detected using the Arecibo Observatory, which is a massive radio telescope built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole.

"In case you are wondering, the recurrent aliens hypothesis is at the bottom of many other better explanations", Mendez told "Business Insider".He also said that the source of the signals could be some kind of manmade object in space, such as a satellite.

He added: "The field of view of [Arecibo] is wide enough, so there is the possibility that the signals were caused not by the star but another object in the line of sight", adding that "some communication satellites transmit in the frequencies we observed".

A senior astronomer at SETI Institute named Seth Shostak explained that they were well aware of the signals and they wish to use California's powerful Allen Telescope Array to examine them. Success will be to find the signal again' at the star's location but not in surrounding directions.

"Therefore, we have a mystery here and the three main explanations are as good as any at this moment", the professor said.

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