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Re: Aliens!

Post by spud42 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:30 am

Sci Show Space episode on it

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Re: Aliens!

Post by Disembodied » Sat May 27, 2017 9:57 am

There's a recent episode of Horizon called "Strange Signals from Outer Space!", which covers things like Fast Radio Bursts, and also interviews researchers at Green Bank radio telescope who are actively seeking signals from Tabby's Star. It's still available via the BBC iPlayer, for those who can access it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r3xr3

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Re: Aliens!

Post by Cody » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:23 pm

holy flying spaghetti monster - we now have a 5% dip - this beats last weeks record of deepest dip detected since Kepler!!!
Go Tabby's Star!

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Re: Aliens!

Post by Disembodied » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:41 pm

Back in January, researchers discovered that “different colors of light are being blocked at different intensities. Therefore, whatever is passing between us and the star is not opaque, as would be expected from a planet or alien megastructure.”

The phrase “as would be expected from an alien megastructure” is worth noting … I'm not sure, myself, what would be expected from an object or objects which have been built using such monstrously advanced technology.

But it's probably just a spectacular and unusual amount of dust. Or something unusual within the star itself. Photino birds, maybe?


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Re: Aliens!

Post by Disembodied » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:26 am

More FRBs detected:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scie ... 78011.html
Some have suggested they are being emitted by an extraterrestrial intelligence. Harvard University scientists suggested last year that they could be leaks from vast transmitters that are usually shooting at light sail ships to push them across the universe.
Although, if a species can produce momentary bursts of energy equivalent to the sun's entire output over 80 years, using it to push light-sail ships seems a bit low-tech … then again, we use nuclear fission to boil water.

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