Astronomers Detect Powerful Mystery Signal from Constellation Hercules –“Claim a Strong Possibility of Extraterrestrial Intelligence”



An international team of astronomers has just detected signals coming from almost 100 light years away, and they believe the signal is a strong candidate for extraterrestrial contact, according to a document circulated by Alexander Panov, a theorectical physicist at Lomonosov Moscow State University: “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595, a planet system in the constellation Hercules was detected on May 15, using the RATAN-600 radio telescope (below)  in the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia.”

The researchers have not reached a conclusion, but claim that it was a very strong candidate for extraterrestrial intelligence, although Permanent monitoring would be needed in order to rule out other causes. The estimated probability ~2 X 10-4 to simulate a signal from the direction of the HD164595 by signal-like noise is small.




Based on the strength of the signal and the distance it traveled, the researchers calculated that the signal was an isotropic beacon of radio signals could be the work of an advanced civilizations, possibly a Type II civilization on the Kardashev scale, which would make it approximately a few thousand years ahead of our human civilization. If it’s a targeted beacon aimed directly at Earth, it would be the work of a Type III civilization, which is estimated to be 100,000-1 million years ahead of us capable of harnessing the energy of a supermassive black hole.

The possibility of noise of one form or another cannot be ruled out, and researchers in Paris led by Jean Schneider are considering the possible of simple microlensing enhansing background noise source by HD164595. But the signal is provocative enough that the RATAN-600 researchers are calling for permanent monitoring of this target.

Stay tuned!

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