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#1 Buttus

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 18:48

I thought this was really cool!

 

"While searching deep space for extra-terrestrial signals, scientists at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have stumbled across signals broadcast from Earth nearly half a century ago. "

 

http://www.rimmell.com/bbc/news.htm

 

 




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Posted 30 December 2013 - 18:51

Sounds like something from "Contact".  Pretty cool.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 18:52

'Page last updated at 02:05 GMT, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 UK'



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 18:52

I thought this was really cool!

 

"While searching deep space for extra-terrestrial signals, scientists at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have stumbled across signals broadcast from Earth nearly half a century ago. "

 

http://www.rimmell.com/bbc/news.htm

 

I take it you didn't see the date at the top of the article.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 19:20

I take it you didn't see the date at the top of the article.

 

meh, still cool none the less.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 19:31

It is pretty cool... may have to scrounge the garage sales for some rabbit ears, maybe watch some old Star Trek or something for giggles.  (Although knowing my luck I'd probably just get Gilligan's Island or some such junk.)



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 19:37

I take it you didn't see the date at the top of the article.

 

yea, i didn't care, it's not breaking news or anything...   just something i hadn't heard of before



#8 metallithrax

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 19:42

'Page last updated at 02:05 GMT, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 UK'

 

Do some people not do "April Fools Day"?



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:32

Fake or not, reminded me of this:

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:54

ummm... why ?



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 13:41

...fake BBC news website hosted on rimmell.com Search results on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk...g back to Earth yield nada. I call shenanigans.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 14:03

ummm... why ?

 

The aliens didn't like our TV programs so they set up a big reflector to send it back to us.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 14:28

...fake BBC news website hosted on rimmell.com Search results on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk...g back to Earth yield nada. I call shenanigans.

 

It was an April Fools prank by BBC News. Rimmel.com is just hosting a mirror of it because the original was taken down.

 

April 1, it was a joke. How are people not getting this?



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 00:51

I thought maybe the aliens were bouncing our beams back to us just to annoy us. :D



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:38

ummm... why ?

 

Futurama. An Earth Television signal is picked up on Omicron Persei 8.