|Typical Red Dwarf (NASA image)|
Such was the plight of researchers at the Arecibo Observatory - only worse, much worse. They had been putting out feelers for decades, with not a Martian responding.
Then something odd occurred, perhaps something wondrous. Ross 128, “a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth,” may have sent back a message. “Almost periodic” radio signals “appear to be coming” from Ross to us, hopefully with love.
Thus far, we have not detected any planets near Ross. But who knows? Possibly us - but only after Arecibo redoubles efforts to “stare down” this remote possibility…
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