June 30, 2014

WOW!



When a professor worked under the SETI Project of the Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory, he did not expect that he would be able to pick up a radio frequency supposedly coming from deep space. He was able to get a 72-second signal from the constellation Sagittarius but was never able to get it again. Up to this day no one is sure about the origin of the signal. It derived its name, the WOW signal, however, from the “wow!” that the professor jotted down in the margin of the printout. Was something out there trying to contact us? If so, why have they seemingly never tried again? He recorded and tracked a frequency “30 times louder than the ordinary noise of deep space,” according to some sources.That might not sound impressive to people like me and you, but to scientists who have studied the case, it was quite shocking. Not only was the intensity of the frequency surprising, but the remaining fact that the source has never been identified, nor has it ever happened again has left the occurrence shrouded in mystery.

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