Radio telescope interference mystery solved

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    Radio telescope interference mystery solved

    17 years in the finding...

    The cafeteria microwave.

    Microwave oven to blame for mystery signal that left astronomers stumped | Science | The Guardian


    Maybe someone should check the famous 'Wow' signal to see if it happened around lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    17 years in the finding...

    The cafeteria microwave.

    Microwave oven to blame for mystery signal that left astronomers stumped | Science | The Guardian

    Maybe someone should check the famous 'Wow' signal to see if it happened around lunch.
    The most important thing I learned was not to open the mic while it was doing it's business.

    And on the "Wow" signal, I thought that was explained with an Apollo rocket booster from the 60s or a Russian satellite or something like that reflecting off something else? I know that sounds funny to some of you but I watch a lot of this stuff and some of it blends.

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    It caused the same problem with my Uncle's pace maker, but we figured it out to late.......j/k

    The story did remind me of seeing the signs in restaurants warning about microwaves being used and persons with pace makers.

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