Astronomers about to discover a first alien civilization?

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15 Oct 2015 05:09 #205556 by Pèlerin
MAJOR SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
THIS IS NOT SCIENCE FICTION

A credible scientific journal, The Atlantic, reported in an article dated from the 13 October 2015, that a group of astronomers might have observed, over an extended period of time, which could be multiples signs of alien intelligent life. Everyone should read this: The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy .

Personally I expect a discover like this for over decades.

Are we going to meet them one day?

Will we become, with them, the first intelligent civilizations to form the Galactic Republic of the Milky Way?

Who knows?

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15 Oct 2015 05:24 #205559 by Br. John
That link is not working for me. It may be a temporary thing. There's more about it here www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/com...the_most_mysterious/ .

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15 Oct 2015 05:37 - 15 Oct 2015 05:37 #205560 by Pèlerin
Sorry the link did not work for you, I just test it, and it works for me ...

Thank you for the other link.

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15 Oct 2015 06:13 #205561 by Edan
I think it's a bit premature to assume it's alien life, though it is interesting.

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15 Oct 2015 06:27 #205563 by Pèlerin
I agree with you Edan, since it is only a presumption in the article .... and even in my enthusiasm ;)

And despite the demonstrated enthusiasm, I think I have remained fairly faithful to the theory discussed by the scientists.

Then, as every philosopher would do, I speculated by my questions about the subject.

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15 Oct 2015 14:52 #205596 by Competent
This can definitely be confirmed once China completes their radio telescope
www.foodworldnews.com/articles/43590/201...space-superpower.htm

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15 Oct 2015 15:12 #205597 by Goken
Admittedly I have a hard time not jumping on the alien bandwagon. Too much Science Fiction as a child I guess. :laugh:

No matter what it really is it's pretty exciting. It's something that we've never seen before and that's always great for science.

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15 Oct 2015 17:10 - 15 Oct 2015 17:10 #205600 by Adi Vas
The Atlantic (which I do like to read, admittedly) is a literature/culture magazine, not a scientific journal. And the actual paper published by the scientists suggests that the most likely explanation is "the passage of a family of exocomet fragments, all of which are associated with a single previous breakup event."

Phil Plait's excellent article does explain why this is worth looking into and is exciting, but it's not exactly putting us on the verge of discovering extraterrestrial life.
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15 Oct 2015 17:44 - 15 Oct 2015 17:48 #205601 by tzb
Agreed, it's probably not the work of alien intelligence.

But cool that it's something so dimly understood that the possibility of an extra-planetary alien civilisation is being discussed by those who produced the paper, even if it turns out to be something else new or otherwise curious.

How often do you get to realistically suggest aliens as a possible scenario for something observed that far away?

...although what we'd have to offer a race that far along in terms of an alliance, idk...
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15 Oct 2015 18:05 #205602 by Pèlerin
To Adi Vas and tzb: In all things and at all times, I keep an open mind to the possibilities ... until proven otherwise. ;)

And it is exactly in this spirit that I report the news but added, very distinctly, my expectations and hopes. B)

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