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Sunday, December 20, 2020

CONTINUITY: SETI Institute: “Did Proxima Centauri Just Call to Say Hello? Not Really!”

Here is additional information from SETI Institute Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak, “A Signal from Proxima Centauri?”.

I'm surprised that nobody I've seen so far has mentioned how suspicious it is that the narrow-band signal was detected at 982.002 megahertz. The base frequency unit is the Hertz, which is simply 1/seconds, and the second is a human social construct originally derived from the mean length of Earth's day and other social constructs such as the units into which days are divided. It is extremely unlikely an alien technological species would choose a transmission frequency which came out so close to a “round number”. This frequency is within 2000 hertz of exactly 982 megahertz, which is within around two parts per million to an integer value in megahertz, so the odds that a randomly chosen frequency (as would likely be used by aliens who had no knowledge of the Earth's rotation or how naked apes reckon time) would be so close to an integer in megahertz is around 500,000 to one. According to the International Telecommunications Union, this frequency band (960–1164 MHz) is assigned to “Aeronautical Mobile (R) 5.237A” and “Aeronautial Radionavigation 5.328 5.328AA” services.

Posted at December 20, 2020 12:10