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Alien hunters track strange radio bursts

Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million initiative aimed at stepping up the search for alien signals, says it’s picked up an intriguing series of 15 fast radio bursts emanating from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away. It’s way too early … Continue reading

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Scientists know what that ‘weird’ signal was

A week ago, astronomers using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico were intrigued about a radio signal they picked up in May, apparently from the vicinity of the red dwarf star Ross 128. Now they think they know what it … Continue reading

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Strange signals from space spark interest

The 1,000-foot-wide radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory will take a closer look at a red dwarf star known as Ross 128 after picking up what one astronomer said were “some very peculiar signals” during a 10-minute observing session … Continue reading

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Pot fans and space fans mix at SETI salon

Is Seattle’s Goodship Higher Education Series about bringing together cannabis users? Or is it about deep subjects like the search for extraterrestrial intelligence? And is it OK to ask fellow attendees if they’re toasted? The answer, apparently, is yes, yes and … Continue reading

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Scientist will explain alien search to potheads

You don’t have to be stoned to appreciate SETI scientist Seth Shostak’s perspective on the search for extraterrestrials – but it wouldn’t hurt. That’s what the Goodship Higher Education Series is counting on when the SETI Institute’s senior astronomer delivers the … Continue reading

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Was SETI signal from aliens? Russians say ‘nyet’

Russian astronomers acknowledge that they picked up an “interesting radio signal” in the course of their search for alien transmissions, but that the signal was most probably a case of terrestrial interference. “It can be said with confidence that no … Continue reading

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Still no aliens: Lessons learned from SETI signal

Fifteen months after an intriguing radio signal was picked up from a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, follow-up observations over the past couple of days have so far yielded nothing notable. That shouldn’t be too surprising. It’s the way things … Continue reading

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