Wow! signal, 11:16 p.m. EDST, August 15, 1977; ink on paper; 12 x 18 in.; Ohio History Collection, Columbis MSS 1151. Courtesy the Ohio History Collection.
Astrophysicist Antonio Paris of St Petersburg College, Florida, hypothesizes that comets, not extraterrestrial life, may be behind the Wow! signal. The Wow! signal is one of more than 250 works from around the world—and beyond—on view in Architecture of Life.