Rod Pyle ... Space Signals from Alpha Centauri

Episode 1756 (1:43:55)

Rod Pyle

TWiT Space correspondent Rod Pyle joins Leo to talk about an artificial signal discovered this week, coming from Alpha Centauri. The possibility is that the signals are coming from an advanced civilization out in the universe. The evidence is certainly interesting. The signals were picked up by SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) and points to being a manmade signal from our nearest galactic neighbor Proxima B. And at 982 Mhz, it points to a technological, not natural candidate. 

The planet is in the so-called Goldilocks zone, making it habitable for human life, but it's tidally locked with only one side pointing at us. It's also four light-years away, which could take centuries to journey to.