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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Are Aliens Behind Mysterious Radio Bursts? Scientists Weigh In. The Imaginarium

Construction of the Voyager Begins

Construction of Earth's first interstellar starship Voyager starts with a sense of urgency. The Voyager must be built exactly as detailed and launched on schedule - with no room for error. Failure to do so will assure mass destruction.  Whatever the cost, we will do whatever is required to save ourselves from being remembered in a yet to be written History of the Galaxy as a once promising, but extinct species.

How did we get ourselves into this situation? Why are the planet's nations contributing trillions of dollars to this worldwide effort?  The answer begins with mankind's response  to that fateful deep space signal first announced to the world on April 2, 2015. 

Are Aliens Behind Mysterious Radio Bursts? Scientists Weigh In

What are those things?
For the past eight years, astronomers have been scratching their heads over a series of strange radio signals emanating from somewhere in the cosmos. And now, the mystery has deepened.
A new study shows that the so-called "fast radio bursts" follow a weirdly specific pattern -- a finding that the researchers behind the study say "is very hard to explain."
"There is something really interesting we need to understand," study co-author Michael Hippke, a scientist at the Institute for Data Analysis in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, told New Scientist. "This will either be new physics, like a new kind of pulsar, or, in the end, if we can exclude everything else, an E.T."
Alien signals, really? That might sound far out, but a leading scientist in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) says we shouldn't rule out that possibility.
"These fast radio bursts could conceivably be 'wake up calls' from other societies, trying to prompt a response from any intelligent life that's outfitted with radio technology," Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer and director of the Center for SETI Research who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post in an email. "On the other hand, they could also be perfectly natural, astrophysical phenomena."  Read More

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