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Possible Alien Megastructures spotted (real news)

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Toriessian
Moscato Mania
#1 - 2015-10-14 18:15:28 UTC
We have massive objects orbiting a star that don't appear to be natural. The most plausible natural explanation of the objects being comets pulled into orbit around the star, is apparently almost as unlikely as it actually being aliens. SETI is taking this one serious and we're starting to point more in that direction to take a peek.

Possible alien megastructures spotted

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Popular Mechanic
Daily Galaxy

Discuss.



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Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#2 - 2015-10-14 19:47:31 UTC
Comets...incredibly improbable coincidence. But still coincidence that could happen. Still more plausible than something like no one know what life building a lot of no one know what around the star and using it for no one know what.
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#3 - 2015-10-14 21:29:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Mina Sebiestar
^ we both know it's inter galaxy gate.

Non operational one ofc.

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Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#4 - 2015-10-14 23:09:56 UTC
It's obviously the other side of the Eve Gate...... Duh
Toriessian
Moscato Mania
#5 - 2015-10-21 13:46:03 UTC
The quest for verification begins. Radio telescopes are being aimed in that direction.

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-search-begins-telescope-array-is-now-focussing-in-on-alien-megastructure-star

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#6 - 2015-10-21 16:53:32 UTC
My money is on the necrons.

Just dont bother them. They wont wake up for another 38,000 years.

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Falken Falcon
#7 - 2015-10-23 21:28:23 UTC
Commissar Kate wrote:
It's obviously the other side of the Eve Gate...... Duh

Agreed, Adam Gate confirmed

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Jenshae Chiroptera
#8 - 2015-10-25 18:10:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenshae Chiroptera
Most of the habitable worlds will form after our sun is dead.

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Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#9 - 2015-10-30 12:51:41 UTC
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holy crap, that means WE'RE the "Ancients" lol. All Sci-Fi is based on the idea that we're the primitives and some older , more advanced race is near by. Turns out it could be us.

Now if we can just find a way to not kill ourselves as a species for 7 billion years or so....
Toriessian
Moscato Mania
#10 - 2015-10-30 14:30:18 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:

holy crap, that means WE'RE the "Ancients" lol. All Sci-Fi is based on the idea that we're the primitives and some older , more advanced race is near by. Turns out it could be us.

Now if we can just find a way to not kill ourselves as a species for 7 billion years or so....


This would technically mean Bubba in Alabama is one of the universe's most advanced forms of life. On one hand thats terrifying but on the other hand I'm oddly pleased ancient space Waffle House ruins will be a thing for future life through the ages to find and explore.

Every day I'm wafflin!

Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#11 - 2015-10-30 17:10:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Bagrat Skalski
Jenn aSide wrote:
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holy crap, that means WE'RE the "Ancients" lol. All Sci-Fi is based on the idea that we're the primitives and some older , more advanced race is near by. Turns out it could be us.

Now if we can just find a way to not kill ourselves as a species for 7 billion years or so....

Talking about ancients, there may be more ancients out there, but they are stuck at the pyramid building phase and thats enough for them, like space Inca or Aztecs. Or maybe they had their space conquest whiles but now they are back to pyramid building again, after some technological and coultural collapse.
Herzyr
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2015-10-30 20:28:09 UTC
Ah, this is exciting news, always trust the media to twist what the sources say into click bait.

I'm not to sure if I share the same mindset but reality always turns out to be a boring and logical, and also, how do we know it ''looks'' alien like, We've never seen intelligent life before (lolnothumans).

My guess its between a asteroid belt or a buttload of debris. Always count on the most boring explanation to be the closest to reality.
Sobaan Tali
Caldari Quick Reaction Force
#13 - 2015-11-01 02:01:36 UTC
Toriessian wrote:
Jenn aSide wrote:

holy crap, that means WE'RE the "Ancients" lol. All Sci-Fi is based on the idea that we're the primitives and some older , more advanced race is near by. Turns out it could be us.

Now if we can just find a way to not kill ourselves as a species for 7 billion years or so....


This would technically mean Bubba in Alabama is one of the universe's most advanced forms of life. On one hand thats terrifying but on the other hand I'm oddly pleased ancient space Waffle House ruins will be a thing for future life through the ages to find and explore.


Contrary to popular belief, first is not always an indication of quality, it simply infers that we could be the first. Maybe advance in the sense of us making it to a certain point presumably before anyone else did. Guess it depends on whether Bubba from Alabama would have been comparatively ahead of alien Bubba from planet Blarg in a few billion years or the other way around should the two had ever existed at the same time. Something else to note is that if things happen as they should, Bubba from Blarg will have a better chance IF his species has learned from others before them. Interesting prospect all around, though.

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Nerath Naaris
Pink Winged Unicorns for Peace Love and Anarchy
#14 - 2015-11-02 16:05:08 UTC
One would imagine a species that has the ability and the knowledge to perform such feats also has the common sense to keep its very existence hidden from the rest of the galaxy. You know, just in case...

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Toriessian
Moscato Mania
#15 - 2015-11-03 14:32:28 UTC
Herzyr wrote:

My guess its between a asteroid belt or a buttload of debris. Always count on the most boring explanation to be the closest to reality.


Just to add some info to the thread for peeps that haven't read, the size of a buttload of debris would have cover the same area on the star as 22 Jupiters. 1 planet the size of Jupiter would dim the star about 1% and the decrease in light was about 22% at its last measured peak.

We missed a measurement in April that was expected to see another big dip =(



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BLACK-STAR
#16 - 2015-11-03 23:42:07 UTC  |  Edited by: BLACK-STAR
I hope Astronomers aren't stupid to try and blast signals towards it to phone E.T. and have aliens come here and literally **** everything in our solar system. We're probably being obvserved right now by something that has little intention of massacring us all, but first contact would probably end us.

Anything that is intelligent outside our system are most likely notorious and more evil than humanity. Screw aliens.


Edit:
Bagrat Skalski wrote:
If anything, it will be aliens infecting our computer networks and breaking them.
That's not very imaginative, we'd rebuild. I think crashing satellites and throwing rocks at us is too primitive for an interstellar species. I was thinking more along the lines bumping planet orbits, shatter our moon or attack our sun having it lash out super massive flares that cooks everything within our orbit. Or a black hole to vacuum up everything. That seems more efficient than a conventional theory to doomsday.
Robert Sawyer
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2015-11-05 13:18:02 UTC
Yes, finally :)
Looks like aliens do exist! Now we just have to make sure that they don't misinterpret that radio message and come and kill us all :P

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Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#18 - 2015-11-05 15:34:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Bagrat Skalski
Robert Sawyer wrote:
Yes, finally :)
Looks like aliens do exist! Now we just have to make sure that they don't misinterpret that radio message and come and kill us all :P

Why would they have to misinterpret it? If they are capable of coming here, they will probably exterminate us just in case we could someday threaten them, just like you exterminate pests in your backyard.]

Annd dont expect some salvation like in some Independence Day movie. If anything, it will be aliens infecting our computer networks and breaking them.
Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#19 - 2015-11-06 14:46:41 UTC
Thought I would throw this update up in here.

http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/press-release/looking-deliberate-radio-signals-kic-8462852

TLDR; they found nothing.
Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#20 - 2015-11-06 17:11:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Bagrat Skalski
Commissar Kate wrote:
Thought I would throw this update up in here.

http://www.seti.org/seti-institute/press-release/looking-deliberate-radio-signals-kic-8462852

TLDR; they found nothing.


There is only one feasible explanation. Aliens are hiding any activity from something very dangerous. Maybe another aliens that like to destroy everything on their path. Shocked
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