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OMG! signal: Evidence of extraterrestrial life?

POSTED BY: DIMITRA ATRI
 
As many of you may know, on August 15, 1977, Jerry Ehman of Ohio State (By the way, OSU lost to KU yesterday. Go Jayhawks!), while working on the SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope discovered the famous Wow! signal. Since it was a narrowband radio signal, it could have been produced only by an artificial source and therefore was a clear evidence of extraterrestrial life. However, that signal was never received again and several follow-up observations failed....
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