Doubts of Its Existence; Aliens Signals Detected

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Artists impression of Gliese 581g. Credit: Lynette Cook/NSF

Ever since the announcement of the [discovery][3] of [exoplanet][4] [Gliese][5] 581g, there has been a buzz in the news, on websites, Twitter – pretty much everywhere, about the first potentially habitable [extrasolar][6] [planet][7]. But the past couple of days there has been a different sort of buzz about this distant world. Two stories have surface and they both can’t be true. The first one is fairly off the deep end: an astrophysicist from Australia claims that while doing a SETI search two years ago, he picked up a “suspicious signal” from the vicinity of the [Gliese 581][5] system, and a couple of websites have connected some dots between that signal and a potentially habitable Gliese 581g.

The second one is more sobering. At an International Astronomical Union meeting this week, other [astronomers][8] have raised doubts whether Gliese 581g actually exists. (…) Read the rest of [Buzz About Gliese 581g: Doubts of Its Existence; Aliens Signals Detected][9] (667 words)

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