The Wow! signal

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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 10:40 am » by Freeyourmindnow


The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University then located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory, Delaware, Ohio.The signal bore expected hallmarks of potential non-terrestrial and non-solar system origin. It lasted for the full 72-second duration that Big Ear observed it, but has not been detected again. The signal has been the subject of significant media attention.

Amazed at how closely the signal matched the expected signature of an interstellar signal in the antenna used, Ehman circled the signal on the computer printout and wrote the comment "Wow!" on its side. This comment became the name of the signal

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Location of the signal
Determining a precise location in the sky was complicated by the fact that the Big Ear telescope used two feed horns to search for signals, each pointing to a slightly different direction in the sky following Earth's rotation; the Wow! signal was detected in one of the horns but not in the other, although the data was processed in such a way that it is impossible to determine in which of the two horns the signal entered. There are, therefore, two possible right ascension values:

19h22m24.64s ± 5s (positive horn)
19h25m17.01s ± 5s (negative horn)

The declination was unambiguously determined to be −27°03′ ± 20′. The preceding values are all expressed in terms of the B1950.0 equinox.

Converted into the J2000.0 equinox, the coordinates become RA= 19h25m31s ± 10s or 19h28m22s ± 10s and declination= −26°57′ ± 20′

This region of the sky lies in the constellation Sagittarius, roughly 2.5 degrees south of the fifth-magnitude star group Chi Sagittarii. Tau Sagittarii is the closest easily visible star.

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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 10:57 am » by Freeyourmindnow



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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:13 am » by Slith


Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:
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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:22 am » by Freeyourmindnow


dlslith wrote:Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:


The signal came from 200 light years away. That means it was sent at 1777 :think:
:cheers: :cheers:

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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 am » by SamueltheLion


freeyourmindnow wrote:
dlslith wrote:Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:


The signal came from 200 light years away. That means it was sent at 1777 :think:
:cheers: :cheers:


how cool,

unless... someone found a way to send faster than light comms
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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 am » by Slith


freeyourmindnow wrote:
dlslith wrote:Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:


The signal came from 200 light years away. That means it was sent at 1777 :think:
:cheers: :cheers:

This is something I could wrap my head around and become all encompassed with. Mind boggling to be honest. Now you done gone and made me think..................I like it
Cheers!
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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:37 am » by Freeyourmindnow


samuelthemule wrote:
freeyourmindnow wrote:
dlslith wrote:Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:


The signal came from 200 light years away. That means it was sent at 1777 :think:
:cheers: :cheers:


how cool,

unless... someone found a way to send faster than light comms

maybe it was a transmission from an alien ship to an other :think:

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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 11:48 am » by Freeyourmindnow


dlslith wrote:
freeyourmindnow wrote:
dlslith wrote:Interesting stuff Free. Nice post :flop:


The signal came from 200 light years away. That means it was sent at 1777 :think:
:cheers: :cheers:

This is something I could wrap my head around and become all encompassed with. Mind boggling to be honest. Now you done gone and made me think..................I like it
Cheers!

never stop thinking and questioning :flop: but the question is what were they saying?

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PostSat Nov 19, 2011 12:47 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


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PostSun Nov 20, 2011 4:58 am » by Larrymholder


weird signal, I wonder why in all these years nothing else has been picked up?


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