(DAILY CALLER) — A Puerto Rico-based telescope detected strange radio signals from a distant solar system that could be from alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.
Scientists found “some very peculiar signals in the 10-minute dynamic spectrum” emanating from the Ross 128 solar system, including extremely strong dispersion-like features that aren’t associated with stars.
“We believe that the signals are not local radio frequency interferences (RFI) since they are unique to Ross 128 and observations of other stars immediately before and after did not show anything similar,” Abel Mendez, a scientist with the University of Puerto Rico who was involved in the research, wrote in a blog post.
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“I have a Pina Colada ready to celebrate if the signals result to be astronomical in nature,” Mendez said.
Mendez believes the signals could be one of three things: A new kind of stellar emission, a radio signal from an unknown object, or a signal from a satellite in high orbit.