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.