posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 11:28 AM
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
It's not a WOW signal and none of the sources claimed it was. The science writers are bad enough about making up fake
titles without other people doing it too.
originally posted by: ArtemisE
Another wow signal has been reported and confirmed. So what do y'all think it is?
The WOW signal had frequencies very close to the hydrogen line which is an area in the frequency spectrum we suspect aliens might use to
The frequency pattern of FRB121102 was quote different and they sispect it is natural, and list some possibilities for what might cause it:
Arecibo Observatory Detects Mysterious, Energetic Radio
Note they don't mention an intelligent source as a possibility and i doubt it because unlike the wow
signal the frequency was not stable around the hydrogen line but declined over time like we'd expect a natural phenomenon to do.
Just what that compact object is has yet to be explained. One theory suggests that giant flares erupting from highly magnetic neutron stars, known
as magnetars, cause the bursts. Others suggest the bursts result from colliding neutron stars or black holes, evaporating primordial black holes,
large magnetic stars, or are the death spasms produced when massive, slowly spinning neutron stars collapse into black holes. That last object,
proposed in 2013, is known as a blitzar.
Here's a link to a paper about it:
It's not because the frequency wasn't near the hydrogen line that most knowledgeable astronomers think these are natural. It's because they are
wideband in nature.
Could technology produce a wideband signal?
Your car's spark plugs produce a noisy wide band emission in the radio spectrum. But so does the sun. So does Jupiter, so do lightning strikes, so do
a lot of natural phenomena.
Radio transmitters broadcast narrowband signals. Nature does not.
The whole field of radio astronomy was founded on the fact that natural objects in space produce wideband, noisy radio emissions.
This is just a new type of one. So for others who have posted, there's need to scream Aliens yet.
edit on 28-4-2014 by JadeStar because: (no