Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

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Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals from ‘Oumuamua, an object from another solar system Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology. The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio […]

Home listening: Voyager’s Golden Record; RNCM brass band festival

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Launched into space in 1977, this ‘present from a small distant world’ is a time capsule to treasure Voyager 1 with camera and antenna trained on Jupiter. Photograph: Alamy A soundtrack of human existence: that was the ambition of the fabled Voyager Golden Record, released in 1977 (overseen by Carl Sagan), to coincide with Nasa’s […]

Is ‘Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? Initial scans show no signs of technology

Mysterious object detected hurtling through our solar systemswept for radio signals, but scientists have found no evidence it is anything other than rock. An artist’s impression of the ‘Oumuamua asteroid, which scientists are scanning for signs of intelligent life. Illustration: ESO/M Kornmesser/PA The first scans for alien technology aboard a mysterious object that is barreling […]