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

Cambridge News

Mystery object passing Earth could be alien spacecraft

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.

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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