Have You Noticed? Mainstream Media Has Been Talking About Space Aliens Lately
This seems to be becoming something of a trend, but there’s yet another story showing up in the mainstream media this week that takes the subject – or at least the possibility – of extraterrestrial intelligence seriously. This story is the latest in a round of instances where scientists have discovered fast radio bursts coming from distant galaxies and they don’t appear to fit in with the normal background cosmic noise. That’s not to say that they couldn’t be generated by some suspected event that’s entirely natural, but their patterns seem to hint at something more artificial.
These fast radio bursts are actually one of the least interesting possibilities for me when it comes to the idea of detecting some sort of alien civilization. The one they just detected isn’t even coming from our own galaxy. To generate a radio signal that would reach to other galaxies and arrive with enough power to detect it would apparently require a transmitter capable of putting out more energy than the sun. Why build something like that even if you could?
Credit: Jazz Shaw, HOTAIR