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'Search for intelligent aliens near bizarre dimming star has begun'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I've been following this story for a few days. I've been trying to keep my hopes tempered, but I can't say it's not exciting. In short, scientists noticed that a faraway star had some odd dimming events several times over the past few years which could not have been caused by a planet crossing the star, the usual explanation. There's at least a remove possibility that long-hypothesized alien megastructures are causing the disturbance, and scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute are now specifically hunting for signals coming from that star system.

    Search For Intelligent Aliens Near Bizarre Dimming Star Has Begun
     
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    This is pretty cool. I've been following it as well and, though it's unlikely to reveal aliens, it's kind of fun to see how the process of SETI plays out. Also, like that article notes with the discovery of pulsars, even if it doesn't turn out to be aliens, the scientists may well make another exciting discovery of something we haven't predicted.

    And I'd be lying if I didn't say that I'd really like to be alive the day that extraterrestrial intelligence is discovered.
     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    But enough about Lady Gaga ...
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You're late on this. Check the Cool Science Stuff thread on Anything Goes.

    Cool science stuff | Page 13 | SportsJournalists.com

     
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I wonder why those aliens would be so much more intelligent than us. Only possible explanation is that we just have bad DNA.
     
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  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Those aliens might be shiftless, though.
     
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  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Quant is smart enough to make fun of me.

    You're not.
     
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  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Not compared to us, though.
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If it truly is an alien megastructure, rest assured it's not bigger or classier than anything Donald Trump has built.
     
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    You might be right. You are the master baiter of us all.
     
  11. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    more federal money pissed away that should be going to Benghazi!
     
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  12. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    We need to start building that wall at Pluto ASAP.
     
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