Astronomers Have Detected Strange Signals Coming From a Star 11 Light Years Away

Astronomers Have Detected Strange Signals Coming From a Star 11 Light Years Away

Insert standard clause “not saying it’s aliens, but …”

15 JUL 2017

Astronomers say they have detected “strange signals” coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth.
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,” Méndez wrote in an email to Business Insider.
While Arecibo is known for its role in efforts to search for signals from aliens, it’s also great for looking at distant galaxies and pinging near-Earth asteroids.
Méndez thinks the signal is more likely from something humans put in space, perhaps a satellite that passed thousands of miles overhead.

“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,” Méndez said, adding that “some communication satellites transmit in the frequencies we observed.”
However, in a July 12 blog post about the mystery of Ross 128, he wrote that “we have never seen satellites emit bursts like that” and called the signals “very peculiar”.
Another possible explanation is a stellar flare, or outburst of energy from the star’s surface. Such bursts from the sun travel at light-speed, emit powerful radio signals, and can disrupt satellites and communications on Earth, as well as endanger astronauts.
Solar flares can also be chased by a slower-moving yet more energetic coronal mass ejections: a flood of solar particles that can distort our planet’s magnetic field, generate geomagnetic storms, and cripple power grids and fry electronics.
To see if the signals are still there, Méndez said Arecibo is going to stare down Ross 128 and its surroundings many more times, starting July 16.
“Success will be to find the signal again in the star but not in its surrounding[s]. If we don’t get the signal again then the mystery deepens, ” he said. “We are not sure if we can get to the bottom of this mystery from just the next observations if that was a rare event.”

But FAST isn’t operational right now, since it’s being calibrated, and Méndez said he doesn’t know when it will be back online.
Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, confirmed that the group is “well aware of the signals” and might use its powerful Allen Telescope Array in California “to check them out.”
“The chances are high that they’re terrestrial interference, in fact. That’s really always been the case,” Shostak told Business Insider in an email.
Right now there’s really only one compelling signal from outer space that might come from aliens: “[T]he WOW signal,” Shostak said. “That one is still quite odd.”
This article was originally published by Business Insider.

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awesome mate

anyone still unfamiliar with santos bonacci - is still flapping around lost in 'the dark web' somewhere :(

So they cant tell the difference between satellite thousands of miles away and star 11 light years away. Seems they don't really know much at all!  But people go on blindly believing what they are told.

You better believe it!

Sorry, thats a stupid standard sentence which our whole world is based on.

But like all standard sentences (95% of all discourse) it is so overused you don't really listen anymore, which is the point as you're not really supposed to learn anything new. Thats bad for business...

You are so right Gerry! My favourite thing these days is spotting the contradicting "facts" in just about every story. And no one else seems to see it. They must laugh so hard at most people and then the trolls and shills come out after dark to make sure no one dares point out the truth.

And look at them all rushing to verify what they detect in space with all those billions of dollars worth of telescopes....oh, except they aren't turned on!

Definitely contradictions everywhere...1984 doublespeak where we have a population that is so dim they cant even be bothered to question the blatant lies. Time and time again we see stories where clearly both sets of facts cant be right, one must be false, but no one seems to care, they just switch off and regurgitate the party line...glad to see you and I (and hopefully most of the genuine members here) at least realise it Laila.

You are so right too Leila, no one can be allowed to rock the sacred Status Quo (but Status Quo did rock back in the day) because of the very shaky edifice impaled on it.

Nice to see you Rockin' it!

Absolutely fascinating times right now. Good onya Clyde , Gerry and James!  So glad others see these lies clearly too! Someone reminded me today that I have been asking hard questions since I was 5 years old! At least some of us want to make sense of things! Thanks for this website Rose! It is unique!

No surprise there are signals out there when you have what are supposed to be stars

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