Alien Signal from Planet Gliese 581g Called ‘Very Suspicious’

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Posted May 29, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

After looking around for some interesting info to share I came across this story. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention when this story surfaced in 2008 but I don’t remember this being a very big story.

Why not? Why would a possibly signal from an alien planet not be front page news? Why was the astronomer who claimed to find this signal label and suspicious so fast?

Bhathal is a member of the Australian chapter of SETI, a non-profit scientific organization that is dedicated to research, exploration and education in the field of astrobiology.

So why was this signal so quickly dismissed?

Bhathal claimed to have detected the puzzling signal in Dec. 2008, almost two years before researchers announced the Gliese 581g finding, and long before it was announced that habitable planets were found orbiting the star Gliese 581 itself.

“I’m not aware of the location that was claimed for the source of that light, and [Bhathal] refused to tell me where it came from,” Drake said. “I think it’s very unlikely that it came from the direction of Gliese 581.”

The recent discovery of Gliese 581g, an alien planet in the habitable zone of another star, has been an exciting development for scientists probing the galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life. At least one claim of a possible signal from the planet has already surfaced – and been met with harsh skepticism among the science community.

Following the Sept. 29 announcement of the discovery of Gliese 581g, astronomer Ragbir Bhathal, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney, claimed to have detected a suspicious pulse of light nearly two years ago, that came from the same area of the galaxy as the location of Gliese 581g, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail online

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com

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