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“Weird” radio signal has conventional, non-ET explanation

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From Mike Wall at Space.com:

A strange radio signal that seemed to emanate from a small nearby star probably came from Earth-orbiting satellites, astronomers say.

Late last week, researchers announced that, on May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected a bizarre radio signal in the vicinity of Ross 128, a red dwarf star that lies just 11 light-years from Earth.

The signal was theoretically consistent with a transmission from an alien civilization, the astronomers said, though they stressed that hypothesis was “at the bottom of many other explanations.” More.

Coffee: Not really. Psychologically, aliens were at the top of the list. And they are much more fun than any other explanation even if they don’t exist.

See also: How do we grapple with the idea that ET might not be out there?

They should contact Steven Spielberg to ask about ET. I recall Mr. Spielberg dealt with ET in the early 1980s. I think ET used a regular landline phone to call home. :) Dionisio

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