Not Aliens! Mysterious Radio Signals from Proxima Centauri Were Actually Coming from Earth!

The Science is infallible.

But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t sometimes make stupid, obvious mistakes.

The Guardian:

Astronomers searching for alien life thought they’d spotted signs of intelligence beyond the solar system – but the signals turned out to be human.

Parkes Observatory’s Murriyang radio telescope detected “promising” radio signals that seemed to be extraterrestrial in 2019. The strange signals appeared to come from Proxima Centauri, the Sun’s nearest neighbouring star.

Parkes Observatory’s radio telescope.

Proxima Centauri is a mere 4.24 light years away, and is orbited by two planets. One of them is Earth-like and thought to be in the “habitable zone” where liquid water exists. (Although the exoplanet has been blasted by extreme flares from the red dwarf star, making it less hospitable.)

Scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Seti) processed the signals and thought they could be a “technosignature”, evidence of alien technology. But it was not to be.

In two articles, written by an international team and published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Tuesday, researchers reported while the signals were “broadly consistent” with a technosignature, they were most likely an “intermodulation”.

Co-author on both papers Dr Danny Price said they still don’t know exactly what caused the ET-like pattern, but used the analogy of a guitar amplifier to explain what happened.

“We think it was an intermodulation, which happens in an amplifier when you have more than one frequency running through it,” Price, who also works for the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, said.

“In a guitar amp, for example, if you’re listening to rock, to Nirvana or Black Sabbath, the guitar has a distinct distorted tone. That’s because you’re deliberately tuning the amps and going into overdrive.

“You take the frequencies and make new frequencies. We don’t think it’s being done on purpose, it’s just an amplifier not acting properly.

“It’s more than one signal and they have mixed together in a complicated way.”


Price said to think about “turning it up to eleven”, as in the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

So somewhere in the area around Parkes, some malfunctioning device made it look as though someone – or something – was out there.

Radio frequency interference (Rfi) is such a common problem for astronomers that they are constantly looking for quieter places to study the sky – such as the Square Kilometre Array, which is being built in Western Australia’s vast outback.

United States space agency Nasa is even planning to put a radio telescope on the far side of the moon, where it will be shielded from Earth’s cacophony.

A microwave oven was famously responsible for a mystery that plagued CSIRO scientists for 17 years. If the microwave was opened while it was still heating, the telescope registered a signal that looked like it came from the atmosphere. Back in the 1960s, a pulsar star was mistaken for signs of aliens.

Well, that does make you wonder about the safety of microwaves.

But it doesn’t make you wonder about the existence of aliens.

Seriously – this has been a Jewish scam since Carl Sagan (Jew).

And the Jew Steven Spielberg – who did Schindler’s List to make the Holocaust come alive – has spent most of his career doing alien films.

Frankly, I think if there was a fake alien event, it would follow the script of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

You can watch that film to get more info on how they would probably do this.

That was a situation where the aliens were making small contacts, and sending messages, and then did a big event in the desert where a bunch of believers came to watch the craft.

This could be done easily with CGI now.