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Astronomers: Alien signal detected from Proxima Centauri

Signal spaceJust weeks after the Arecibo Observatory’s alien hunting telescope was finally closed, another observatory recorded an alien signal that appeared to come from Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun.

The new signal is a narrow beam of 980 MHz radio waves, data about it were found in the archival data of the Parks Observatory. The signal was first detected in April and May 2019.

Then the scientists, for an unknown reason, although they established the “anomaly” of this signal, did not report it and transferred the data to the archive.

The 980 MHz frequency is important because signals from earthly spacecraft and satellites are usually absent in this radio waveband.

The mysterious alien message appeared once and was never discovered again and appears to have come directly from the Proxima Centauri system, located just 4.2 light years from Earth.

The signal reportedly changed slightly during the observation, which resembled a shift caused by the planet’s movement. Proxima Centauri has one known rocky planet that is 17% larger than Earth and one known gas giant.

This is the first serious candidate for alien communications since the “Wow! signal”. Scientists who studied the data on this signal could not explain its natural causes. “This signal is technological,” scientists say.

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