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Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?

Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study suggests.

Astronomers have catalogued just 20 or so of these brief, superbright flashes, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), since the first one was detected in 2007. FRBs seem to be coming from galaxies billions of light-years away, but what’s causing them remains a mystery.

“Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven’t identified a possible natural source with any confidence,” study co-author Avi Loeb, a theorist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said in a statement Thursday (March 9). “An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking.” [5 Bold Claims of Alien Life]

One potential artificial origin, according to the new study, might be a gigantic radio transmitter built by intelligent aliens. So Loeb and lead author Manasvi Lingam, of Harvard University, investigated the feasibility of this possible explanation.

Fast radio bursts alien probes

Artist’s illustration of a light sail powered by a radio beam (red) generated on the surface of a planet. The leakage from such beams as they sweep across the sky would appear as superbright light flashes known as fast radio bursts, according to a new study.
Credit: M. Weiss/CfA

The duo calculated that a solar-powered transmitter could indeed beam FRB-like signals across the cosmos — but it would require a sunlight-collecting area twice the size of Earth to generate the necessary power.

And the huge amounts of energy involved wouldn’t necessarily melt the structure, as long as it was water-cooled. So, Lingam and Loeb determined, such a gigantic transmitter is technologically feasible (though beyond humanity’s current capabilities).

Why would aliens build such a structure? The most plausible explanation, according to the study team, is to blast interstellar spacecraft to incredible speeds. These craft would be equipped with light sails, which harness the momentum imparted by photons, much as regular ships’ sails harness the wind. (Humanity has demonstrated light sails in space, and the technology is the backbone of Breakthrough Starshot, a project that aims to send tiny robotic probes to nearby star systems.)

Indeed, a transmitter capable of generating FRB-like signals could drive an interstellar spacecraft weighing 1 million tons or so, Lingam and Loeb calculated.

“That’s big enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances,” Lingam said in the same statement.

Humanity would catch only fleeting glimpses of the “leakage” from these powerful beams (which would be trained on the spacecraft’s sail at all times), because the light source would be moving constantly with respect to Earth, the researchers pointed out.

The duo took things a bit further. Assuming that ET is responsible for most FRBs, and taking into account the estimated number of potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way (about 10 billion), Lingam and Loeb calculated an upper limit for the number of advanced alien civilizations in a galaxy like our own: 10,000.

Lingam and Loeb acknowledge the speculative nature of the study. They aren’t claiming that FRBs are indeed caused byaliens; rather, they’re saying that this hypothesis is worthy of consideration.

“Science isn’t a matter of belief; it’s a matter of evidence,” Loeb said. “Deciding what’s likely ahead of time limits the possibilities. It’s worth putting ideas out there and letting the data be the judge.”

The new study has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. You can read it for free on the online preprint site arXiv.org.

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We Are Not Alone in This Universe

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

 “…we live in a cosmos teeming with life of various sorts.”

Published on Jun 1, 2013

Hon. Paul Hellyer – Minister of National Defense, the first high-ranking official of the G-8 nations, testified knowing of 4 Alien races actively visiting Earth.
Source: http://ddsdtv.blogspot.com

Here is a link to the book mentioned:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Millennial_Hospitality.html?id=ZkZOQngoXnAC

 

The Tale of Two Suns

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Here’s some video footage of what appears to be two suns, yes, right here on old terra firma.

Nibiru – Planet X – Most Amazing 2 Sun Footage Ever Seen 01-22-13

Out of this world, or is it ‘from’ out of the world. If you have seen earlier posts that I have up of the objects seen in the sun’s corona you may connect the dots like I have.

MEN IN BLACK – Full Russian Documentary With English Subtitle

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Better detail than even our History Channel’s reports. Good detail; Men In Black!

Watch the documentary about “men in black” recommended by the Russian Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev. On Friday, December 7, the current Russian Prime Minister and former President, Dmitry Medvedev, made some startling off-air comments to reporters while his microphone was still switched on. He was asked whether the President is given any secret files on extraterrestrials while in office. In his responses, Medvedev not only confided that extraterrestrials are visiting the Earth, but that some are actually living among us. He went even further to say that the Russian documentary, “Secrets about Men in Black”, could give you more details about this issue

UFOs and anomalies near the Sun

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

UFOs and anomalies near the Sun – Review for July 3, 2012

Watch in HD! Monitoring of unidentified objects (UFO) near the Sun for July 3, 2012
For more exclusive information on UFOs, visit: http://x-u-f-o.blogspot.com