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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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Sounds like something from "Contact".  Pretty cool.

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

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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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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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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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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

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

 

Do some people not do "April Fools Day"?

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Fake or not, reminded me of this:

 

hM81II5.jpg

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ummm... why ?

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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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...fake BBC news website hosted on rimmell.com Search results on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/?q=47%20year%20old%20television%20signals%20bouncing%20back%20to%20Earth 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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I thought maybe the aliens were bouncing our beams back to us just to annoy us. :D

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ummm... why ?

 

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

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Futurama. An Earth Television signal is picked up on Omicron Persei 8.4

 

Then I think the picture needs more context, even as a Futurama fan I don't know that off the top of my head. 

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