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Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

On August 15, 1977, the Big Ear telescope at Ohio State University received a strong narrow-band radio signal that appeared to be of extraterrestrial origin. Astronomer Jerry Ehman was so impressed that he circled the reading and wrote ‘Wow!’ beside it. The signal has been referred to as the ‘Wow!’ signal ever since. On August … Continue reading