Strange Signals from Space

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A star located just 11 light-years away from Earth is sending out ‘strange’ radio signals leaving experts baffled.

The mysterious signals appear to be coming from Ross 128, a little-explored red dwarf star which is not known to have any planets surrounding it.

Researchers said the unusual signals were picked up in ‘almost periodic’ bursts, and added further investigation is needed to find the source of the signals.

A star located just 11 light-years away from Earth is sending out 'strange' radio signals, scientists have said (stock image of a satellite against star trails)

WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THE SIGNALS? 

Professor Abel Méndez, an astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico, said it was unlikely that the signals were sent by aliens, but added that the possibility could not yet be ruled out.

In a personal blog post reporting his findings, Professor Méndez said ‘we have never seen satellites emit bursts like that’ and noted that the signals ‘very peculiar’.

But he added that the signals may have instead come from an orbiting satellite, which could have been obstructing the view of the telescope.

The signals could also be the result of a stellar flare, an outburst of energy from the surface of a star.

Such outbursts can travel at light-speed and emit powerful radio signals, which are capable of disrupting satellites and communications on Earth.

The radio signals were detected using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

Professor Abel Méndez, an astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico, said it was unlikely that the signals were sent by aliens, but added that the possibility could not yet be ruled out.

‘The SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] groups are aware of the signals,’ Professor Méndez told Business Insider.

Professor Méndez said the signals may have instead come from an orbiting satellite, which could have been obstructing the view of the telescope.

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