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Earth receiving mysterious radio signals from outer space

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Alien life source a possibility, believe astronomers
A new research paper dated 30 March 2015 titled “Discrete Steps in Dispersion Measures Of Fast Radio Bursts” explores the origin behind recent radio signals from space and considers “an artificial source” a possibility.

The radio signals are extremely fast and powerful, giving off as much energy as the sun does in a day. Observations of the signals this year suggest that each one came from separate sources at regularly spaced distances from Earth, with a five in 10,000 probability that the line-up is coincidental.

Various factors point to the source possibly being within our own galaxy. Most of the bursts have been observed in only one location, astronomers said, hinting at an artificial source (human or non-human).

In an email to Global News, famed astronomer Jill Tarter (the real-life Ellie Arroway played by Jodie Foster in the movie Contact) wrote: “Since the Lorimer pulse [in 2007], I’ve commented that these could be engineered signals — in my case I just wondered if the engineers were extraterrestrial. More data will tell us what the right interpretation is.”

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