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PageFault t1_j1x7ycv wrote

So you think the amateur astrologist was able to figure out how to communicate with it but NASA couldn't? Interesting.


LogicalExtension t1_j1xhjkz wrote

Not communicate, just see that it was sending a signal that it wasn't before.

There's publicly accessible databases of all known satellites. You look up in a part of the sky and see a signal, you can look up what's in that orbit. For most, you can then find public information. If it's a satellite that's supposed to have died, and you're seeing a signal, well - that's interesting.