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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: asen_y2k
It's potentially exciting but no Champagne corks yet , there are many things that could account for the signal.
Also if the signal is from an intelligent civ it seems strange they would have tech to place a Dyson swarm and still be using radio to communicate.
I hope it turns out to be ET but suspect it will be another interesting natural phenomenon , time will tell.
Unfortunately most people do not know that plenty of our technology today STILL uses radio, not just for communication either. Many of the same people also assume Radio SETI is looking for some form of communication when in reality all Radio SETI is looking to detect initially is a narrowband signal less than 1Hz wide. Such signals are not produced by nature but plenty of our technology produces them.
In fact Earth's most powerful radio signals are not for communication at all. They're not beaming entertainment and information in audio or video form (in the case of Broadcast TV).
Nope, our most powerful radio transmitter is the Arecibo Planetary Radar in Puerto Rico which is used to take radar images of near earth asteroids, especially ones which make close approaches.
originally posted by: slip2break
Why is there a third thread on this topic? One for the initial set of papers-- one for SETI beginning to monitor the star-- and the third, which is is discussing the SETI discovered signal; which does not appear to be based in any fact.
What radio waves are we receiving?
maybe they don`t use radio waves anymore but you have to remember that the radio waves we are receiving now were sent 1,500 years ago.
SETI has yet to announce what it has found in its early analysis of KIC 8462852, but the exploration is ongoing. After this initial data is analyzed, the team is preparing to observe KIC 8462852 using special Antonio feed receivers, which are now being added to the Allen Array. This new hardware will increase the sensitivity of the array by a factor of two, upping the odds that SETI could detect an alien signal if there was one being transmitted.
Its the scientists who are in the project who gave out the information that a somewhat intelligent signal has been detected.