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University of California Scientists Confirm Reception of Extraterrestrial Radio Signal
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Berkeley| A team of astrophysicists linked to the University of California, has announced this morning, that one of the radio telescopes they use to search for extraterrestrial intelligence intercepted a transmission which they believe could be a message from an alien life form.

The scientists, directed by Professor Dan Werthimer, are part of the SERENDIP (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) project, a program that attempts to intercept and decode radio transmissions from outer space.

They announced that the Arecibo radio telescope, located in Puerto Rico, received on the afternoon of March 19, a strong narrowband radio signal bearing the expected hallmarks of a non-terrestrial communication, originating from outside the solar system. The message lasted a total of 134 seconds and consisted of a signal of varying intensity, which the scientists converted into a strange alphanumeric code, spelling: 9HY9HY-H1C6N7O8P15-KT61L5-PKT6H9HY8F3.


The Arecibo radio telescope, which intercepted the signal, is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope.

The scientists say the signal does not resemble any form of communication used on Earth, but they believe it could be some sort of extremely complex extraterrestrial Morse code.

“Some segments of the signal are recurrent, and we believe they could be words or letters” says Professor Werthimer. “We don’t know yet, what the message means, but we are almost certain that it was sent by some form of extraterrestrial intelligence. One segment, which spells “H1C6N7O8P15″, even seems to refer to the atomic numbers of hydrogen (H), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), and phosphorus (P), the components of DNA. I believe it’s not only a message from an extraterrestrial life form… but it was sent specifically for us!”


According to Professor Werthimer, the fact that certain series of symbols repeat themselves could suggest the message is actually from an unknown form of coherent language.

This is not the firsts time that a SETI project receives a message form outer space, but this is by far the longest and clearest message ever received. The various SETI programs have found a total of around 400 suspicious signals over the years, but there is not enough data to prove that they come from extraterrestrial intelligence.

The most interesting other case was the Wow! signal, which was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory in Delaware, Ohio. Unfortunately, it was observed for only a very short time and disappeared before it had been identified.

The scientists are now trying to identify the source of the signal, in order to eventually respond to the message, but it could take months or even years before they are able to locate it.
 

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University of California Scientists Confirm Reception of Extraterrestrial Radio Signal
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Berkeley| A team of astrophysicists linked to the University of California, has announced this morning, that one of the radio telescopes they use to search for extraterrestrial intelligence intercepted a transmission which they believe could be a message from an alien life form.

The scientists, directed by Professor Dan Werthimer, are part of the SERENDIP (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) project, a program that attempts to intercept and decode radio transmissions from outer space.

They announced that the Arecibo radio telescope, located in Puerto Rico, received on the afternoon of March 19, a strong narrowband radio signal bearing the expected hallmarks of a non-terrestrial communication, originating from outside the solar system. The message lasted a total of 134 seconds and consisted of a signal of varying intensity, which the scientists converted into a strange alphanumeric code, spelling: 9HY9HY-H1C6N7O8P15-KT61L5-PKT6H9HY8F3.


The Arecibo radio telescope, which intercepted the signal, is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope.

The scientists say the signal does not resemble any form of communication used on Earth, but they believe it could be some sort of extremely complex extraterrestrial Morse code.

“Some segments of the signal are recurrent, and we believe they could be words or letters” says Professor Werthimer. “We don’t know yet, what the message means, but we are almost certain that it was sent by some form of extraterrestrial intelligence. One segment, which spells “H1C6N7O8P15″, even seems to refer to the atomic numbers of hydrogen (H), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), and phosphorus (P), the components of DNA. I believe it’s not only a message from an extraterrestrial life form… but it was sent specifically for us!”


According to Professor Werthimer, the fact that certain series of symbols repeat themselves could suggest the message is actually from an unknown form of coherent language.

This is not the firsts time that a SETI project receives a message form outer space, but this is by far the longest and clearest message ever received. The various SETI programs have found a total of around 400 suspicious signals over the years, but there is not enough data to prove that they come from extraterrestrial intelligence.

The most interesting other case was the Wow! signal, which was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory in Delaware, Ohio. Unfortunately, it was observed for only a very short time and disappeared before it had been identified.

The scientists are now trying to identify the source of the signal, in order to eventually respond to the message, but it could take months or even years before they are able to locate it.
pretty sure this was an april fools joke back in 2015.
 

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Actually the local Fox 25 channel had something up and took it down. The same video was posted on YouTube a few days ago saying it was from the Utah State Fair. Turned out to be skydivers with flares.
 
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There is video footage in the story link:
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'I Don't Know Where It's From:' Former UFO Program Head On Navy Jet Footage


As head of the Pentagon's Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program Luis Elizondo spent years trying to learn about UFOs.

The secret program collected information from members of the military — mostly pilots — when they spotted unidentified flying objects. Some of those findings — first reported over the weekend by The New York Times and Politico have been released to the public. According to reports, the program began in 2007 and ended in 2012. Elizondo took over the program in 2010.


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Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOs

Elizondo tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep that Pentagon staff didn't always understand what they saw. Among the mysteries was recently-released footage recorded from the cockpit of a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. In it the pilots can be heard marveling at an object, astonished at its speed and how it seems to rotate, inexplicably, in the air.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/tf1uLwUTDA0

"If you're asking my personal opinion from here, look, I've got to be honest with you, I don't know where it's from. But we're pretty sure it's not here," Elizondo says. "Now does that mean it's 'out there'? Whether or not it's Russian or Chinese inside or little green men from Mars or frankly your neighbor's dog, I wanted to purposely steer away from that because I wanted to focus on truly the raw science: what were we seeing and did it pose a threat to national security."

Interview Highlights
On who was on the Pentagon team he led

We had PhDs, we had CI people, we had trained intelligence officers and human case officers — pretty much a full range of talent. Most of us tend to be, by nature, skeptical, because we are in the field of intelligence and national security. But I think once you get into the data itself and the specifics regarding what we're actually seeing, we begin to realize that there may be something here, a little bit more than just what people think are drones or whatever people may chalk it up to be.

On how the program examined information it was given

First of all, we looked at it and wanted to make sure if this was authentic. Is this video coming from a true [Department of Defense] platform? Then what we do is apply some analytics that allow us to look at range, altitude, what was the aircraft doing that we were flying, who's flying it, under what conditions, sea states. So there's a lot of things at play into what we're looking at.

And then at that point we try to look at what we're seeing at the video and cross reference it to anything that we may know that is currently in our inventory — so whether they be drones, commercial aircraft, military aircraft, missiles — whatever they may be. There is a great deal of effort by the department to make sure that we always can identify what is flying — whether it is in our airspace or any other airspace.

There's a lot of rigor and diligence that's placed in looking at these and there is some real talent in the department and in other agencies within the U.S. government that have just an incredible battery of tools to apply toward these things to make sure we know what we're looking at. Truth be told, sometimes we do. ... But unfortunately there are some other incidents that can't be explained, and what our job is to do is to figure out, really it's very simple: What is it, and how does it work?

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/19/571868263/secret-program-at-the-pentagon-spent-million-to-study-ufos