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Old 12-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #8
rhydra
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Tomorrow, contact is being attempted.

Cambridge News

Mystery object passing Earth could be alien spacecraft

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From 8pm tomorrow (Wednesday, December 13), the giant dish - the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world - will "listen" to the object across four radio frequency bands spanning one to 12 gigahertz.

A statement from the £75 million Seti project called 'Breakthrough Listen', launched by Russian digital tech mogul Yuri Milner in 2015, said: "Researchers working on long-distance space transportation have previously suggested that a cigar or needle shape is the most likely architecture for an interstellar spacecraft, since this would minimise friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust.

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At this distance it would take less than a minute for the Green Bank telescope to detect an omnidirectional transmitter with the power of a mobile phone.
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