Did China just detect signals from an alien civilization? (Earth's radio pollution)

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C C Offline
https://www.space.com/possible-seti-sign...-telescope

EXCERPTS: The internet is abuzz with rumors that China may have picked up signals from an alien civilization. One report, by the state-backed Science and Technology Daily, cited Zhang Tonjie, chief scientist of an extraterrestrial civilization search team [...] Zhang is reported to have said that the team spotted two sets of intriguing signals in 2020 while sifting through FAST data gathered in 2019. Another signal was apparently picked up this year in data gathered on exoplanet targets.

However, Zhang reportedly also underscored the possibility that the signals are products of radio interference [...] Inside Outer Space reached out to Dan Werthimer [...] He works with the Beijing Normal University SETI researchers...

[...] "These signals are from radio interference; they are due to radio pollution from Earthlings, not from ET. The technical term we use is 'RFI' — radio frequency interference. RFI can come from cell phones, TV transmitters, radar, satellites, as well as electronics and computers near the observatory that produce weak radio transmissions," Werthimer said.

"All of the signals detected by SETI researchers so far are made by our own civilization, not another civilization," Werthimer added. "It's getting hard to do SETI observations from the surface of our planet. [...] Some radio bands have become impossible to use for SETI."

Werthimer said that Earthlings might eventually have to go to the far side of the moon to do SETI work. "A radio telescope on the backside of the moon would be shielded from all of our planet's radio pollution," he said... (MORE - missing details)
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Magical Realist Offline
Quote:"These signals are from radio interference; they are due to radio pollution from Earthlings, not from ET. The technical term we use is 'RFI' — radio frequency interference. RFI can come from cell phones, TV transmitters, radar, satellites, as well as electronics and computers near the observatory that produce weak radio transmissions," Werthimer said.

Bummer..
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Kornee Offline
To confuse the scenario - when humble TV sets pick up Earth based signals that 'ET' bounced back many years later?!.
A hoax story that ends with a not-hoax story whose official explanation is ludicrous:
https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/the-mys...ter-space/

Being parked on the dark side of the moon would offer no shielding from that kind of spookiness.
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