Extraterrestrials Or Radio Interference?

Astronomers from the Breakthrough Listen Project at Parkes Radio telescope detected an interesting signal that seemed tantalisingly like it was a signal from alien technology. However, after some analysis, it turned out it was a signal caused by radio interference. While disappointing, this event is an interesting case study of the processes used by Breakthrough Listen to analyse candidate signals.

Producer Cameron spoke with the Australian Lead Breakthrough Listen Scientist, Dr. Danny C. Price about this process and how it all went down.

To read more, check out the article from Dr. Price on The Conversation, and the two papers published in nature.

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