Researchers may have pinpointed the source of a famous supposed alien broadcast discovered nearly a half century ago.
The prominent and still-mysterious Wow! Signal, which briefly blared in a radio telescope the night of Aug. 15, 1977, may have come from a sun-like star located 1,800 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.
“The Wow! Signal is considered the best SETI candidate radio signal that we have picked up with our telescopes,” Alberto Caballero, an amateur astronomer, told Live Science. SETI, or the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is a field that has been listening for possible messages from otherworldly technological beings since the middle of the 20th century, according to NASA.
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