Wow! signal

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The Wow! signal was a signal believed to be extraterrestrial in origin, discovered by astronomer Jerry Ehman on August 15, 1977 while working on a SETI project. While using the Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope, Ehman noticed a string code printout "6EQUJ5" was signified as a signal source artificially created from outside of the solar system and he wrote the word, "WOW!" beside it.[1] The signal has never been heard from again, and the source has never been identified. Some astronomers have stated that this signal is the "best evidence" of extra-terrestrial intelligence. Skeptics say it was interference from a terrestrial source modified by meteorlogical phenomena.[2]

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