A new document has been circulating announcing the detection of “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595".  The signal was detected on May 15, 2015, with the RATAN-600 radio telescope at the facility in Zelenchukskaya in Russia.

HD164595 is a star that is roughly 95 million light years away in the constellation of Hercules. Its metallicity is almost identical to that of the Sun. A known planet in this system, HD 164595 b, is considered to be a warm Neptune. There could also be other undetected planets in this system as well.  

The group of international researchers that are studying the signal do not claim that it comes from an extraterrestrial civilization, but they do admit that it is interesting enough to warrant further study and permanent monitoring.

The work is set to be discussed at a meeting of the IAA SETI Permanent Committee, during the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016.

For more information on this new strong signal, see this article at centauri-dreams.org.

by Stacey Edwards                  8/29/16

Strong Signal Detected By SETI From Sun-like Star