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paoloferrari
09-03-2017, 06:37 PM
Stephen Hawking mission to find alien civilisation detects radio signals coming from dwarf galaxy

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/01/stephen-hawking-mission-find-alien-civilisation-detects-radio/

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Astronomers hunting for signs of intelligent alien life in the universe have recorded 15 mysterious radio signals coming from a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away.

The team is part of the Breakthrough Listen project, set up by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, to discover whether we’re alone in the universe.

Although the latest fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are unlikely to have come from an alien civilisation, the researchers say it proves their equipment is working well, and ready to pick up signs of life if they exist.

FRBs are radio signals from somewhere in deep space that last for just milliseconds. The new bursts came from an unknown source, dubbed ‘FRB 121102’, which was discovered in 2012."