Team of scientists manning Ratan-600 telescope said the signal they believed at first to have originated from a distant star had a ‘probable terrestrial origin’

It was Earth all along: The team of scientists manning a huge radio telescope high in the Caucasus region have said that the signal they believed at first to have originated from distant star HD164595 was most likely the result of “terrestrial interference”.

The Ratan-600, a telescope located in Zelenchukskaya in the Caucasus mountains straddling Europe and Asia, surveys as much of the sky as possible for signals of possible interest. Last year, the team told a group of fellow astronomers in Moscow it believed the telescope intercepted a “candidate signal” worthy of further monitoring.

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