Monday, May 18, 2009

The original WOW signal.

The Wow! signal was a strong, narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University. The signal bore expected hallmarks of potential non-terrestrial and non-solar system origin. It lasted for 72 seconds, the full duration Big Ear observed it, but has not been detected again. It has been the focus of attention in the mainstream media when talking about SETI results.

The SETI Mystery Signal

SETI : Suddenly There Is A Signal of Unknown Origin


A SETI mystery. All of sudden we have a signal from 1000 light years away. What is sending it ? Astonomers are trying to rule out earth-based anomalies - however the mystery is that the signal is not currently explainable. You can read more here and here. The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

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