Wednesday, August 15, 2007

30 Years of Wow

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the detection of the Wow signal, the strong radio transmission picked up by the Big ear Observatory at the Ohio State University.

The signal - transmitted at 1420 MHz frequency and has lasted for 72 seconds, was strong enough to generate a flurry of speculation that it might have been a first contact with alien intelligent life.

Alas, the source of the signal was never pinpointed again.

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