July 17, 2017
A star located just 11 light-years away from Earth is sending out ‘strange’ radio signals leaving experts baffled.
The mysterious signals appear to be coming from Ross 128, a little-explored red dwarf star which is not known to have any planets surrounding it.
Researchers said the unusual signals were picked up in ‘almost periodic’ bursts, and added further investigation is needed to find the source of the signals.
The radio signals were detected using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.
Professor Abel Méndez, an astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico, said it was unlikely that the signals were sent by aliens, but added that the possibility could not yet be ruled out.
‘The SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] groups are aware of the signals,’ Professor Méndez told Business Insider.
This article was posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:12 am