35 Years Later, the ‘Wow!’ Signal Still Tantalizes »http://www.universetoday.com/93754/35-years-later-the-wow-signal-still-tantalizes/
Since the SETI program first began searching for possible alien radio signals a few decades ago, there have been many false alarms but also instances of fleeting signals of interest which disappeared again as quickly as they had appeared. If a potential signal doesn’t repeat itself so it can be more carefully observed, then it…
Been reading more on this. Who knows for certain what it was? According to Wikipedia, "Scientists say that if the signal came from extraterrestrials, they are likely to be an extremely advanced civilization, as the signal would have required a 2.2-gigawatt (2,200,000 kW) transmitter, vastly more powerful than any on Earth."
It could very well come from a natural cosmic source that we have yet to discover, but what if it came from another civilisation? All I’m thinking right now is if it was, maybe the reason why we never heard of it again was it was probably the dying gasp of a civilisation. Maybe in their dying throes they sent out this message to warn anyone of whatever ended them, but we couldn’t understand them because their message was garbled across a hundred light years. Kind of like the Protheans with their beacons, only this one was sent across space and time.
Heh, this could at be at least an interesting plot for a sci-fi story. I’d read/watch it. XD