Scientists find a strange signal coming from our closest neighboring star

Exposing the Big Game

Don’t count on aliens.

https://www.engadget.com/proxima-centauri-strange-radio-signal-164510331.html

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Parkes Radio Telescope - The radio telescope at Parkes, NSW, Australia, also known by its nickname,  The Dish. In 1969 it received television signals from the Apollo 11 moon landing and transmitted them to the world.
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Astronomers have encountered a mystery surprisingly close to Earth. TheGuardianandScientific Americanhave learned thatBreakthrough Listenastronomers using the Parkes telescope in Australia discovered a strange radio signal coming from Proxima Centauri, the star system closest to the Sun. The signal occupies an oddly narrow 982MHz band that’s unused by human-made spacecraft, yet not possible through known natural processes. The frequency shifts up, too, rather than down like you’d expect for a planet.

Don’t count on this as a sign of aliens. Although Proxima Centauri does host apotentially habitable planet, the signal hasn’t been detected since its…

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