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Astronomers using the RATAN-600 radio telescope in the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia have detected an unusual signal emanating from a star located about 94 light-years from Earth.

It s not clear if the signal is being transmitted by aliens, but the researchers say we should keep a close watch on this intriguing new extraterrestrial candidate.

As reported by Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams, the anomalous signal was detected by an international team of astronomers back on May 15, 2015.

The researchers, led by N. N. Brusilov, describe a strong signal in the direction of HD164595, a planetary system located in the constellation Hercules.

The finding is set to be discussed at a meeting of the IAA SETI Permanent Committee on September 27, 2016.

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