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Astronomers detect a strange radio signal from deep spaceRussian astronomers intercepted a faint radio signal from a faraway solar system last year and failed to alert the SETI project of their findings. SETI announced after hearing about the signal that they are now officially investigating its source.
[MUSIC] Scientists and Astronomers are investigating a strange radio signal coming from deep space. The signal was intercepted by the Russian Ratan-600 Radio Telescope in Zelenchukskaya. Zelenchukskaya, Russia, back in May, 2015. The SETI Institute, which is an organization devoted to searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, announced that they were examining the signal, which seems to be coming from a solar system called HD 16 164595 which is 94 right years away according to a blog post by a senior astronomer at SETI Seth Shostak. The system contains a star much like our own sun which is similar in size and brightness. And it is know to have a planet the size of Neptune orbiting it. This planet is not hospitable to life but there could be other nearby planets astronomers simply have not yet discovered. On August 28, the Allan telescope array was turned towards the system HD 164595 in hopes on finding the same signal that was previously detected back in May of last year. But astronomers have not had any luck locating the signal. Shostak went on to say in his post "The discovers didn't alert the SETI community to this find until now, which is not as expected. According to both practice and protocol, if a signal seems to be of deliberate and extraterrestrial origin one of the first things to do is to get others to attempt confirming observations." That was not done in this case. For more space related tech news check out crave.cnet.com. [MUSIC] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]