January 06, 2012

SETI Detects First Signal

But it's sadly not what we think it is. SETI has detected it's first signal from none other than ourselves. While they were focusing the planets that Kepler has found which have earth-like features, the transmission that SETI received was nothing more than terrestrial radio frequency interference, or RFI for short.

Now, this isn't ALL bad news, because what this has helped do was prepare scientists at SETI to understand and know just what a radio interference from another planet might be like. Hopefully, in the future they will have more experience in knowing whether a signal was, sadly, from our own planet or from another one in the great beyond.


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