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Strange SETI Signal from ~1000 LY

  1. Sep 1, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1028302004

    Seth Shostak is to discuss this on Coast to Coast AM at 10:00 PM pacific time - about ten minutes from now.

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2004 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Dr Shostak reports that a journalist from New Scientist has blown this story out of proportion. A comment made that "it's consistent with the noise", was interpreted to mean noise made by an artificial source.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2004 #3
    what you guys think? something to get excited about?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2004 #4

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    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I think it is promising and worthy of more study.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2004 #5

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    I don't see Jill Tartar weighing in on this. I wonder what she thinks.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2004 #6
    The New Scientist article talks a lot about the "drifting" of the signal which I don't quite understand.
     
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  9. Sep 2, 2004 #8

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    I think it has to do with the idea that a signal from another star system would (1) be steady in its frequency and (2) be steady on those stellar coordinates. Drifting away from this may indicate an Earthly source of the signal.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2004 #9
    i hope this turns out to be SOMETHING
     
  11. Sep 4, 2004 #10

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    Mystery Radio Signal 'Not Aliens'

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,64818,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_6
     
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