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You guys. It's finally aliens!

Submitted by: Goshin @ 09:45 AM | Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)

Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope.

An international team of researchers is now examining the radio signal and its star, HD 164595 -- described in a paper by Italian astronomer Claudio Maccone and others as a "strong candidate for SETI" -- in the hopes of determining its origin.

"The signal from HD 164595 is intriguing, because it comes from the vicinity of a sun-like star, and if it's artificial, its strength is great enough that it was clearly made by a civilization with capabilities beyond those of humankind," astronomer Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, which searches for life beyond Earth, tells CNN.

Whenever a strong signal is detected, "it's a good possibility for some nearby civilization to be detected," Maccone tells CNN.

In a statement, Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer with the SETI Institute, said that "it's hard to understand why anyone would want to target our solar system with a strong signal."

"This star system is so far away they won't have yet picked up on any TV or radar that would tell them that we're here," he added.

METI International will be observing the star from the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory in Panama, Vakoch says, "searching for any brief laser pulses that might be sent as a beacon from advanced extraterrestrials."

He stressed the importance of all of the SETI community following up on a signal detected by any single member.

"Without corroboration from an independent observatory, a putative signal from extraterrestrials doesn't have a lot of credibility."

The SETI Institute is also examining HD 164595, using the Allen Telescope Array in California.

I wonder if this is anywhere in the neighborhood of that star that is dimming

Category: Technology | 47 Comments
Tags: science

08-30-16 - 10:13 AM
08-30-16 - 10:23 AM
Gimme my free shirt rayn
08-30-16 - 10:58 AM
Ofn, bruh
08-30-16 - 10:58 AM
Check the time stamp you euro bastard
08-30-16 - 11:04 AM
Damn you murican commie
08-30-16 - 11:05 AM
u both realize its ofn.
shits been news since at least yesterday.
08-30-16 - 11:07 AM
No, [COLOR="pink"]u[/COLOR]
08-30-16 - 11:10 AM
08-30-16 - 11:16 AM
This is an out rage
08-30-16 - 11:27 AM
lol beaten by anoobis

i imagine you feel like killing yourself now, pamperchu
08-30-16 - 11:33 AM
I feel like you guys aren't reading time stamps well
08-30-16 - 11:33 AM
goshin u should log out n nvr log back in
08-30-16 - 11:36 AM
You should eat an egg
08-30-16 - 11:36 AM
Originally posted by Goshin  
I feel like you guys aren't reading time stamps well

oh my bad, you did beat him. but barely. you don't have to kill yourself now, bro.
08-30-16 - 11:37 AM
Barely? Fucking 55 minutes bro
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