posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by AnonyJai
If the signal has been picked up three times over the years at the same position in space which is what SHGb02+14a represents, then it definitely is
NOT terrestrial. It could be a stationary satellite from Earth out there, however, but that explanation was not mentioned at the OP's source.Even at
that, the strength of such a signal so close would blow the circuits of the amplifing equipment...more or less.
The Arecibo radio telescope is actually built into a valley in Puerto Rico and has very limited capability to scan the heavens except for narrow
patches of the heaves once a year. .I(It was nicely featured in one of the James Bond movies a couple of decades ago.) Had they detected something
they thought to be an alien race, they would have immediately turned the huge array of radio telescopes in the American southwest and other locations
to constantly zero in on the position. (This would be the array featured in Sagan's adaptation of his novel and the movie by the same name,
As I've said before on ATS, both the discover of pulsars and quasars by scientists were originally thought to be signals from extremely advanced
civilizations. These discoveries were kept secret for many months with pulsars and (I believe) for a couple of years with the quasars. Rest asssured
that they would have no trouble or qualms keeping such secrets.
As with the long-held secrets kept about the UFOs, the interception of ET signals would have about the same priority, cloaked in the terms of
(Mentioning the secret discoveries of pulsars and quasars, I wonder if their histories have been santitized in public places such as Wikipedia to
cover the original secrecy?)