Has the 40-year old mystery of the “Wow!” signal been solved?

Has the 40-year old mystery of the "Wow!" signal been solved?

One of the most enduring astronomical mysteries may have finally been solved, as researchers find that comets are strong candidates for the famous Wow! signal In August 1977, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory picked up a radio transmission from the Sagittarius constellation that was so strong it inspired the astronomer who discovered it to write "Wow!" in the margin of the data printout. Almost 40 years later, researchers from the Center for Planetary Science may have finally solved the mystery of the Wow! Signal’s origin, and it’s bad news for alien hopefuls: it was probably a comet. At […]

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