BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 47 year old television signals bouncing back to Earth

Way better than Hitler! :)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 47 year old television signals bouncing back to Earth.
[…] “They are signals that left the Earth about 50 years ago and have bounced off an object or more likely a field of objects some 25 light years away”.
[…] “We now know these are original broadcasts. So far we have recovered about 7 weeks of old television signals from space. Every day in our lab is like traveling back in time. And speaking of which we have just started the digital recovery of signals that contain lost Doctor Who episodes.

This is so cool. Due to various policies that the BBC used to have about recordings and storage of TV shows, there are a lot of missing episodes of quite a few of their early shows including Doctor Who. Now, because of something in space which has reflected our own TV signals back to us, some of those episodes can probably be recovered. It’s very impressive to me that something that is very similar to one of my favourite book and movie is actually true.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 47 year old television signals bouncing back to Earth