The day a signal came from space – level 1


It is August 15, 1977. An American astronomer looks at the information from a telescope in Ohio. He sees something fantastic. He sees a signal from space.

The signal is 72 seconds long. The signal is very strong.

People are happy. They don’t know who the author of the signal is. People want to find this signal again. People use big and strong telescopes. They never find the signal again.

The signal from 1977 is a mystery.

Difficult words: signal (a sign, a sound), space (planets, stars, and galaxies), author (somebody who starts something), find (to see what you are looking for), mystery (a moment which people don’t understand).

What could the origin of this mysterious signal possibly be?


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