According to CNN, astronomers have picked up "strong signals" from a star 94 light-years away from Earth. Now, this could mean there is a potential technological interference or amplification through gravitational lensing, but there also is a small chance that the signals could be sent from a civilization in a different galaxy much more advanced than our own. That's right, not just aliens. But really smart aliens.

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The signals come from the sun-like star HD 164595, and were originally picked up by Russian telescopes. They are so unusually strong that they quickly garnered the attention of SETI (Search for extraterritorial intelligence), which is comprised of actual scientists and not just dudes wearing tinfoil hats.

Due to the strength of the signal, scientists theorize that if they were actually connected to a very distant civilization, it would be a much more advanced and stronger than ours here on Earth. A civilization's technological advances are measured on the Kardashev scale. Earth is considered to be a Type I, but HD 164595 would fall into the Type II category.

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