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"Very Peculiar Radio Signals" Detected by the Arecibo Observatory From a Dim Red Dwarf Star 11 Light-Years Away

15 Jul 2017, 13:33 UTC
PHL @ UPR Arecibo/Aladin Sky Atlas

On May 12 astronomers at the Planetary Habitability Laboratory using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Roco , one of the world’s largest radio telescopes detected "strange signals" coming from a Ross 128, a red dwarf star that's not yet known to have any planets about 2,800 times dimmer than the sun located about 11 light-years from Earth.

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