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10-01-2019, 07:38 PM
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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46811618

Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown.

Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away. Such an event has only been reported once before, by a different telescope.

So far, worldwide, scientists have detected about 60 single fast radio bursts and two that repeat. They believe there could be as many as a thousand FRBs in the sky every day.

There are a number of theories about what could be causing them. They include a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field that is spinning very rapidly, two neutron stars merging together, and, among a minority of observers, some form of alien spaceship.
IIRC, the first time that this happened, in 1961, the aliens created a Julie Christie clone .....



These FRBs are being detected with increasing regularity, though, and I'm intrigued by the possibilities of their propagation .....
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10-01-2019, 07:51 PM
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Re: Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

If they ever receive intelligent transmissions there's no way on Earth they would tell us. They likely already have received them, maybe 30+ years ago. Why would they be interested in putting a man on Mars?
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10-01-2019, 10:04 PM
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Re: Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

If aliens were that intelligent, they wouldn't bother contacting us.

Seriously though, sounds interesting. I think it has happened before and they all got excited but it was nothing in the end.

Nothing wrong with a Julie Christie clone. I made one once under the bed clothes with some clay and a torch.
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10-01-2019, 10:08 PM
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Re: Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
If aliens were that intelligent, they wouldn't bother contacting us.
Intention isn't required. Any planet capable of using radio signals is broadcasting to the universe from the moment they use radio. We've been broadcasting since we started using radio and TV.
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