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SETI Investigates Unusual Signal From Space

Radio telescopes of the Allen Telescope Array are seen in Hat Creek, California. (Ben Margot/AP)
Radio telescopes of the Allen Telescope Array are seen in Hat Creek, California. (Ben Margot/AP)

The SETI Institute, a private non-profit dedicated to finding extraterrestrial life, announced Tuesday it is investigating reports of an unusual radio signal found in space. The signal is said to have been picked up by Russian astronomers.

There is some speculation that the finding may be evidence of alien life, but that is unlikely according to scientists and observers, including Kelly Beatty of Sky & Telescope.

He speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about the announcement.

Guest

Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine. He tweets @NightSkyGuy.

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