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Did We Just Detect a New "Wow" Signal from Proxima Centauri?

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Channel: Cool Worlds
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News has leaked of the discovery of a radio transmission from our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. Did we just detect alien communications?! Join us for this special video with Professor Kipping explaining what we know and why some skepticism is warranted.

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::Clips used::
Parkes timelapse by Angelo Papakostas:
LEO orbits by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio:
Moon transit by NASA/NOAA/EPIC:
Satellite orbit animation by ESA:
Molniya orbit animation by Sergey Lemeshencko:

Music used is licensed via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License ( and/or with permission from the artist.
"Trace Correction" by Indive licensed under a CC Attribution license:

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