Was a call removed from ET?

Ms. Sheikh, who is expected to do her doctorate next summer, is leading the police. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and intended to enroll in particle physics, but found himself turning to astronomy. I first heard about Breakthrough Listen and the SETI Project on Reddit while she was looking for a new college research project.

About the alleged signal, she said: “I would say we were very skeptical at first and I am still skeptical.” But, she added, it was “the most interesting signal that came through Breakthrough Listen.”

The team hopes to publish its results in early 2021.

Dr. Wertheimer says the Parkes telescope – which transmitted communications to Apollo astronauts – is known for its false alarms. In a recent example, he said, astronomers believed they had discovered a new astrophysical phenomenon.

“It was so interesting that someone noticed that the signals only appear at noon,” he said. They came from a microwave.

Over the years, SETI astronomers have boasted of their ability to track the source of suspicious signals and eliminate them before words are leaked to the public.

This time their work was reported by The Guardian. “The public wants to know and we understand that,” said Dr. Simeon. However, he and Mrs Sheikh say, they are still far from over.

Ms Sheikh said: “Honestly, there is still a lot of analysis we need to do to make sure this is not an intervention.”