(August 31, 2016) According to The Guardian, “The team of scientists manning a huge radio telescope high in the Caucasus region have said that the signal they believed at first to have originated from distant star HD164595 was most likely the result of ‘terrestrial interference’.”
“The Ratan-600, a telescope located in Zelenchukskaya in the Caucasus mountains, surveys as much of the sky as possible for signals of possible interest. Last year, the team told a group of fellow astronomers in Moscow it believed the telescope intercepted a “candidate signal” worthy of further monitoring,” reported The Guardian.
After further scrutiny, the astronomers from Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), concluded: “Subsequent processing and analysis of the signal revealed its most probable terrestrial origin,” wrote Yulia Sotnikova of the RAS.
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