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Source of mysterious alien signals decoded by SETI: Read this

Alien signals emanated from terrestrial source; Russian military satellite

World came to shock when scientists recorded a strong radio signal this week. Researchers believed that signals were emanated by the advanced alien species, but they have confirmed that signals came from terrestrial source and most probably from a Russian military satellite.

Researchers from SETI institute confirmed the terrestrial source and neglected any possibility of extraterrestrial source. SETI institute regularly hunts for aliens and signals that might confirm the presence of extraterrestrial life.

Now, it has been confirmed that the signal of 11 GHz came from Russia’s RATAN-600 telescope. Previously, researchers thought that the signals originated from the star system called HD164595, located in the constellation of Hercules; if it had, it would have represented a stupendous energy output.

Actually the signal was recorded back in 2015, but intense media interest in the signal came one year after it was detected; that interest seems to have been prompted by the signal’s mention in a recent scientific presentation by Russian astronomers and Italian researcher Claudio Maccone, who chairs the International Academy of Astronautics Permanent SETI Committee. (Side note: Maccone succeeded Shostak in that position, according to his bio.)

Among those who took note of the signal hubbub was American astronomer Paul Gilster, who said that while it was too early to deem this a case of alien technology, the signal’s strength suggested that if it came from outer space, it could be generated only by civilizations that are either Type I or Type II on the Kardashev scale of civilizations’ sophistication.

Soon after the outburst of the signal, rumours started that advanced aliens have tried to contact us by generating signals. However, processing and analysis of the signal revealed that it had terrestrial origin. Meanwhile, Russian news agency Tass reported that the signal most probably originate from Russian military satellite.

“We, indeed, discovered an unusual signal. However, an additional check showed that it was emanating from a Soviet military satellite, which had not been entered into any of the catalogs of celestial bodies,” said Tass quotes Alexander Ipatov, the director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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  • sorry but your article is not correct. The Russians claim they do not know the source of the signal and you just spread and inaccurate rumor.

    what was actually said by the Russians is

    600 associated with the activity of an extraterrestrial civilization; in this connection, we consider it necessary to make official comments.
    In the last few years, the astronomers of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University together with their colleagues from the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SAO RAS) have been conducting a survey of astronomical objects in the framework of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program. SETI is the common name for projects and activities for the scientific search for activity of extraterrestrial civilizations. The program is oriented towards searching for radiation of possible artificial origin. The studies are carried out with RATAN-600 using wide-range continuum radiometers in the frequency range of 1-22.7 GHz. Such observations at RATAN-600 are made possible owing to its large collecting area of thousands of square meters, and this high sensibility of the telescope allows us to search for extremely weak signals in the Universe, to which SETI objects also refer. The objects of research within this program are solar-like stars with planets and solar-like stars with possible non-detected planets.
    In the framework of this program, an interesting radio signal at a wavelength of 2.7 cm was detected in the direction of one of the objects (star system HD164595 in Hercules) in 2015. Subsequent processing and analysis of the signal revealed its most probable terrestrial origin.
    As for the other objects of the RATAN-600 survey, it is too early to claim about any reliable scientific results. Using the obtained measurements, we are only able to estimate the upper limit of the detection of the studied areas. It can be said with confidence that no sought-for signal has been detected yet.

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