New York Post reports the following:

“Researchers sifted through data collected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey — an 8-foot-diameter telescope in Sunspot, New Mexico — to separate natural signals from ones that appeared generated.

But there are more skeptics than not, including the authors themselves, who acknowledge the hypothesis still needs work. For starters, the data need to be verified by at least two other telescopes and all natural causes need to be ruled out.

“Although unlikely,” the study notes “there is also a possibility that the signals are due to highly peculiar chemical compositions in a small fraction of galactic halo stars.”

Breakthrough Listen — a $100 million global effort to hunt for alien life, backed by Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg — said the signals are worth additional research, but not to get too excited.

“It is too early to unequivocally attribute these purported signals to the activities of extraterrestrial civilizations,” the organization said in a statement. ‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.'”

Any chance this is just an elaborate publicity stunt for Arrival?

You can find the article here.