The aliens are silent because they're dead

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Re: The aliens are silent because they're dead

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:28 pm

gnome wrote:I could be missing some context here.

So probably not soon enough--remind me?


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Re: The aliens are silent because they're dead

Postby gnome » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:48 pm

Well, fuck.

Ok, use bearded McCoy instead.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: The aliens are silent because they're dead

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:32 pm

Here's a cute infographic of Voyager.
Spoiler:
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In about a dozen years the Pu battery will be useless for sending data back. Most of the instruments will be shut down within the next 5 years.

In 40,000 years it will approach Gliese 445, a red dwarf, about 18 ly from Earth. Of course by then it will long be a lump of metal indistinguishable from any other rock.

But lets worry about it nonetheless.

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Re: The aliens are silent because they're dead

Postby sparks » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:35 pm

But we had to start somewhere.
Nice things? Hell no!

Board Crumbmuffin.

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Re: The aliens are silent because they're dead

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:59 pm

LIvE AliaNs !!!

Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

By Robert Sanders, Media relations | August 30, 2017

Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source – FRB 121102 – far across the universe.

Fast radio bursts are brief, bright pulses of radio emission from distant but largely unknown sources, and FRB 121102 is the only one known to repeat: more than 150 high-energy bursts have been observed coming from the object, which was identified last year as a dwarf galaxy about 3 billion light years from Earth.

http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/08/30/dis ... io-bursts/

The interesting thing about this is that the signals are not regular or periodic.

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A sequence of 14 of the 15 detected bursts illustrate their dispersed spectrum and extreme variability. The streaks across the colored energy plot are the bursts appearing at different times and different energies because of dispersion caused by 3 billion years of travel through intergalactic space. In the top frequency spectrum, the dispersion has been removed to show the 300 microsecond pulse spike. Capturing this diverse set of bursts was made possible by the broad bandwidth that can be processed by the Breakthrough Listen backend at the Green Bank Telescope.


If the energy density was in a range from 24 to 144 Jy us, or Jansky,
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?rea ... %20article.
which is too hairy for me to work with, what was the original energy from a source 3 billion lightyears distant?


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