‘PE­CU­LIAR’ RA­DIO SIG­NALS EMERGE FROM NEARBY STAR

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Mi­ami, US - Some very ‘pe­cu­liar sig­nals’ have been no­ticed com­ing from a star just 11 light-years away, sci­en­tists in Puerto Rico say.

The mys­tery has gripped the In­ter­net as spec­u­la­tion mounts about the po­ten­tial for a dis­cov­ery of alien life on the red dwarf star known as Ross 128 - de­spite the best at­tempts of as­tronomers to put such ru­mours to rest.

As­tronomers say that the bursts are likely the re­sult of one of three pos­si­bil­i­ties: They could be emis­sions sim­i­lar to so­lar flares or emis­sions from an­other ob­ject in the field of view of Ross 128. A third pos­si­bil­ity might be a burst from a high or­bit satel­lite.

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