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Strange Signals from the Nearby Red Dwarf Star Ross 128

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:48 am
by Grand_Master
Interesting stuff. What could these messages be exactly?

we realized that there were some very peculiar signals in the 10-minute dynamic spectrum that we obtained from Ross 128 (GJ 447), observed May 12 at 8:53 PM AST (2017/05/13 00:53:55 UTC). The signals consisted of broadband quasi-periodic non-polarized pulses with very strong dispersion-like features. 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.

We do not know the origin of these signals but there are three main possible explanations: they could be (1) emissions from Ross 128 similar to Type II solar flares, (2) emissions from another object in the field of view of Ross 128, or just (3) burst from a high orbit satellite since low orbit satellites are quick to move out of the field of view.

http://phl.upr.edu/library/notes/ross128

Re: Strange Signals from the Nearby Red Dwarf Star Ross 128

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:15 pm
by Sun Tzu
Cool post GM. Love this kind of stuff. 8-)