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Humanity Responds To 'Alien' Wow Signal

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:05:59 -0400
Archived: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:05:59 -0400
Subject: Humanity Responds To 'Alien' Wow Signal

Source: Space.Com


17 August 2012

Humanity Responds To 'Alien' Wow Signal 35 Years Later
by Space.Com Staff

Just in case any aliens out there in the universe are listening,
more than 10,000 Twitter messages, plus videos from celebrities
such as comedian Stephen Colbert, have been beamed into space as
a big "Hello!" from Earth.

The messages are intended as a response to what's called the
Wow! signal, an intriguing radio signal detected on Aug. 15,
1977 that some thought was a call from extraterrestrials. The
72-second transmission was picked up by the Big Ear radio
observatory at Ohio State University, coming from the direction
of the constellation Sagittarius.

Because the radio signal was 30 times more powerful than the
average radiation from deep space, a volunteer astronomer named
Jerry Ehman who was watching the telescope data scrawled "Wow!"
on a computer printout, leading to the signal's moniker. No
evidence ever arrived actually linking the transmission to an
alien civilization, and no repeat message from the same
direction has ever been detected, and the Wow! Signal remains a

Now, exactly 35 years later, whoever sent the emission may be
getting a response.

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