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Science Channel readies “Space’s Deepest Secrets” special

Science Channel is prepping a special episode of Space’s Deepest Secrets that will examine mysterious signals from space. In the last few years, a mysterious signal from space has stirred the astronomy ...
May 25, 2017

Science Channel is prepping a special episode of Space’s Deepest Secrets that will examine mysterious signals from space.

In the last few years, a mysterious signal from space has stirred the astronomy community. The new special explores the scientific mystery, the recent discovery, confirmation, and on-going attempts to understand the origin of Fast Radio Bursts (FRB’s). Theories of their origin range from colliding stars to alien beacons created by an advanced civilization.

Produced by BBC for Science Channel, Strange Signals from Alien Worlds features interviews with experts such Tabetha Boyajian, an astronomer from Louisiana State University, who in 2015 detected a distant star using data collected from the Kepler Telescope; Dr. Frank Drake, a pioneer in the scientific search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and the founder of the SETI Institute; and West Virginia University astronomer Duncan Lorimer, who in 2007, accidentally found the first FRB that was recorded while analyzing data from the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

The special is produced and directed by Stephen Cooter and the executive producer for Science Channel is Wyatt Channell.

Space’s Deepest Secrets: Strange Signals From Alien World premieres June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Science Channel.

 

An earlier version of this article mistakenly noted that the special was on the Space Channel. 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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