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A New Look At the 1977 WOW! Signal 6EQUJ5 --A Message from the 'Cosmic Watering Hole'? (VIEW Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

"If those civilizations are out there – and we don't know that they are – those that inhabit star systems that lie close to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun will be the most motivated to send...        
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