A nearby star system sends a mysterious radio signal to the Earth. It comes from the direction of Proxima Centauri that is considered to be the closest star system to the Sun. It was discovered using the unique Pars telescope, which is installed in Australia. An intriguing radio signal was discovered as part of the search for alien civilizations. The researchers are still preparing an official statement about the discovery, but it is already known that the signal is a narrow beam of radio waves.
Its constant frequency is 980 MHz. It was recorded in April and May last year. The telescope, which managed to catch the mysterious radio signal, is part of the Breakthrough Listen project that’s goal is to search for radio signals from technological sources outside the Solar System.
Nothing of the kind was discovered earlier. The astronomers believe that this discovery is extremely important, since it is at this frequency that any signals from satellites and spacecraft are usually missing. The equipment of the project often captures various unusual radio signals in outer space.
They manifest themselves between the Earth sources, the natural signal from the Sun and other known sources that exist outside the Solar System. But this signal is special. It came from an alien star system, and during the observations it moved a little, and it is similar to the shift of the planet it could be sent from.
Proxima Centauri contains one known rocky planet that is 17% larger than the Earth, as well as one famous gas giant. A source that has access to information about the mysterious radio signal claims that the received signal actually represents a possible alien connection.
And it is the first time since the famous "Wow!" - a radio signal recorded in 1977, which resembled a technosignature. The new signal is being analyzed by the specialists from the University of Pennsylvania. A scientific researcher Sophia Sheikh noted that it is the most exciting and mysterious radio signal known to astronomers.