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Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? (Probably Not.)
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10-15-2015, 02:20 PM #1
Star Tard Incognito
"A paper by a team of astronomers is getting some notice because of aliens.

Now let’s have a care here. The paper doesn't mention aliens, and it doesn't even imply aliens. Not directly, at least. But the astronomers found a star so odd, with behavior so difficult to explain, that it’s clear something weird is happening there. And some of the astronomers who did the work are now looking into the idea that what they've found might (might!) be due to aliens.

But don’t let this idea run away with you (as it has with some folks on social media and, no doubt, will in some sketchier “media” outlets" like GLP "any minute now)"

"The Kepler data for the star are pretty bizarre: There are dips in the light, but they aren’t periodic. They can be very deep; one dropped the amount of starlight by 15 percent, and another by a whopping 22 percent!"

"Straight away, we know we’re not dealing with a planet here."

"Whatever is blocking the star is big, though, up to half the width of the star itself!"

"Get this:

Look at our own civilization. We consume ever-increasing amounts of power, and are always looking for bigger sources. Fossil, nuclear, solar, wind … Decades ago, physicist Freeman Dyson popularized an interesting idea: What if we built thousands of gigantic solar panels, kilometers across, and put them in orbit around the Sun? They’d capture sunlight, convert it to energy, and that could be beamed to Earth for our use. Need more power? Build more panels! An advanced civilization could eventually build millions, billions of them."

"What if we caught an advanced alien civilization in the process of building such an artifact? Huge panels (or clusters of them) hundreds of thousands of kilometers across, and oddly-shaped, could produce the dips we see in that star’s light."

more here - http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy.html

The tin foil hats are on and mommy's basement dwellers are having hot pockets to celebrate this on some other forums, let me be the first to say, it's something we don't understand yet.

Or aliens. chuckle.gif
10-15-2015, 02:58 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,167 Threads:770 Joined:Feb 2011
Agreed. It is just something else we don't understand. What people need to keep in mind is the amount of resources it takes to build something like that.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
10-15-2015, 03:46 PM #3
Ruby Wolf Member
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A class three alien civilization, would be so psychologically and technologically advanced so many light years beyond earthly humans, who dont even rate as a class one civilization yet and thanx to organized religions may never will, they would be able to harvest stars and position them near super massive black holes and capture the immense energies those unimaginably powerful interactions would produce, as well as many other magnificent wonders that would seem like paranormal magic to you and i...
10-15-2015, 05:03 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,289 Threads:1,495 Joined:Feb 2011
Great post OP. Thing is, they have to be mining dead planets and asteroids for the materials to construct such a monstrosity.
Not to mention, if they can do that, they have to have harnessed near zero point energy, which should make a behemoth like this unnecessary, unless they are just a hundred years or so ahead of us and have shitty governments that keep secrets to keep the status quo.
So not like us at all lmao.gif
In all reality, OP and Kreeper nailed it, Occam's razor... it's something we don't understand.


10-15-2015, 07:17 PM #5
Coolchick Member
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star tard.. lol..

Just Plain Nuts.
10-15-2015, 10:14 PM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,569 Threads:240 Joined:Feb 2011
Ever increasingly , we move away from the Dum

Ever increasingly , we find the more we find , the less we understand .

Ever increasingly ,,, we face the fact , that we ain't all that special after all .

In time , as Knowledge of other Worlds increases ,,,,

The Earthlings will face a devastation to their Ego .

Ever increasingly ,,,, I'm coming to understand , that, that is a well earned
Karma Kick to the Proverbial Dick .

tee hee

Fuck man , your mind ain't your own even , as Wyked Whych said ,,,

we be brainwashed idiots due to religion , POO's Power Struggle , and our
own self imposed fears .


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