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Message 796025 - Posted: 10 Aug 2008, 23:21:43 UTC

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Message 796114 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 0:51:51 UTC - in response to Message 796025.  


Did anyone else see this?
http://aliencasebook.blogspot.com/2008/08/first-radio-signal-detected-from-beyond.html
And what do the rest of you make of it?


. . . Thanks BD - rather interestin' read - i'll get back regardin'



Last week, the Indlebe Radio Telescope, situated on the Steve Biko campus of the Durban University of Technology,

successfully detected its first radio source . . .






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Message 796151 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 3:09:27 UTC
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Damn....I should've known what I was in for when I saw the website labeled "Alien Casebook" with links to stories like "UFO discovered in Criss Angel program!"

For a second there I was *genuinely* a little excited...but then I actually read the story and realized what had happened.

The "FIRST RADIO SIGNAL" wasn't detected....

The story isn't about a "RADIO SIGNAL" or even a new interstellar radio source, the story is about the university's own radio telescope MAKING ITS FIRST DETECTION!
Not "THE" first detection, but the telescope's first detection!

Sagittarius A is a KNOWN radio source; all radio astronomers know about it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittarius_A*


Even worse than the fact that the website blatantly, almost comically twisted this story into something it wasn't, they make an obvious error at the beginning of the article.

Gilese 581 is in the constellation Libra, not Sagittarius!!
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Message 796186 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 5:02:00 UTC




> quote < 796114 > quote <

'Last week, the Indlebe Radio Telescope, situated on the Steve Biko campus of the Durban University of Technology,

successfully detected
its first radio source . . .'



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Message 796234 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 9:24:06 UTC - in response to Message 796186.  




> quote < 796114 > quote <

'Last week, the Indlebe Radio Telescope, situated on the Steve Biko campus of the Durban University of Technology,

successfully detected
its first radio source . . .'




Guess I read through it too quickly! Everybody wants to be the first to detect something!

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Message 796302 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 13:50:03 UTC - in response to Message 796234.  




> quote < 796114 > quote <

'Last week, the Indlebe Radio Telescope, situated on the Steve Biko campus of the Durban University of Technology,

successfully detected
its first radio source . . .'




Guess I read through it too quickly! Everybody wants to be the first to detect something!


> ;) actually BD - i was quotin' miself FOR Taurus - based upon THAT which was written in > 796151 <

[the BOLDED Part IS quite Important *Grammatically Speakin')

< btw - good Post BD . . . carry on




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Message 796353 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 16:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 796234.  

Guess I read through it too quickly! Everybody wants to be the first to detect something!



No worries, mate.

The article got me for a bit too. We all want that day to come when the first alien signal is confirmed... Hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer... :(
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Message 815836 - Posted: 8 Oct 2008, 5:38:04 UTC - in response to Message 796353.  

If they are looking at the center of sagataris that might be a super massive black hole feeding. That is a very active area in that turbulant galaxy. Then ET is saying help me SOS>>>>>>>>>
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