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Aliens “sent signals to Earth from a distant solar system similar to ours,” tracker dogs claim

A MYSTERIOUS signal sent to Earth by “aliens” almost half a century ago came from a distant solar system similar to ours, a scientist has claimed.

Known as “Wow!” signal, the strange minute-long burst of radio energy was received on August 15, 1977 – and it baffled scientists for years.

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The signal sent by “aliens” puzzled scientists for yearsCredit: Alamy
Astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote the words next to a printout of the data

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Astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote the words next to a printout of the dataImage credit: Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American Astrophysical Observatory

The message’s name came after astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote the words next to a printout of the data.

The scientists were stunned when the “Wow!” Signal was 20 times stronger than average background emissions.

It is still considered one of the best signals recorded by SETI telescopes, or the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Researchers looking for signs of extraterrestrial life have long thought it might have been Earth’s first contact with another life form.

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And 45 years later, astronomer Alberto Caballero thinks he’s finally found the source of the signal.

He isolated a star about the same size as the Sun where he suspects the signal.

Caballero undertook the mammoth task of combing through images of the galaxy collected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission.

The astronomer narrowed the search down to two areas where the signal could have come from.

One of the potential sources was identified due to its resemblance to our sun.

The star listed as 2MASS 19281982-2640123 is almost identical in size and temperature.

The star is 1,800 light-years from Earth – and it has a solar analog that makes it the most likely area for an extraterrestrial signal.

It is believed that a signal sent from such a great distance would take centuries to reach Earth.

Caballero said the search for the signal is also a search “for life as we know it.”

He told Live Science, “The Wow! signal is believed to be the best SETI candidate radio signal that we have recorded with our telescopes.”

But he gave the “Wow!” The signal most likely came from some kind of natural phenomenon and not from extraterrestrials.

So far, no planets have been found in orbit around the star – but the discovery could be the first step in the search for other life forms in space.

Found planets could be searched for signs of life.

Caballero’s findings appeared May 6 in the International Journal of Astrobiology.

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