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GreWi: Dear Mr. Harp, created by the compilation under another quote from fragments using the "UniverseToday.com" article easily the impression that SETI has received a "weird periodic signal" from the direction of KIC 8462852, which is not is the Kepler light curve. is that correct?
01471Dr. Gerald Harp
Harp: No! With the "odd periodic signal" as the article's author, Bob King, I quoted, I refer to the Kepler light curve. We (SETI) have ever made any public statement on the matter and to our results. And that's what they are allowed to understand so that we are considering this whole situation not overly excited.
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GreWi: What is it then with that described in the Universe Today article journal article on to prepare you and colleagues?
Harp: SETI is preparing a technical article before our observations. That's all. Even if one does not find anything, it is important to prepare a paper from which then shows what has been done so that other scientists do not need to reiterate these processes.
GreWi: Measured by Kepler light curve is their opinion then so natural Urpsrungs?
Yes, probably from a light curve we can not draw any conclusions on whether there is intelligent life around a star or not.
I have yet a small spark of hope that our observations to KIC 8462852 still evidence of a (local) result extraterrestrial intelligence. However, I expect more, we will not find anything.
GreWi: Mr. Harp, best Danks for your information.
originally posted by: intrptr
If the stars apparent brightness is fluctuating up to 22 %, doing it randomly, and its not a companion dwarf or disk of materiel blocking the light (like Saturns rings), then maybe its the star itself in flux of change (collapsing or pre Nova?).
All stars emit radio signals, by the way.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: AceWombat04
Party-pooper... Why is reality always auch a disappointment? Pfuh.
no offense intended
originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
originally posted by: boymonkey74
Finally I hope.
Maybe we will then all realise it shouldn't be human v human but human v aliens and we can all band together in harmony and kill the alien scum.
Unless they are hot.
Dude they are probably hot! I wish I could be with one of those superhuman alien women, that would be awesome! I am guessing super hot babes capable of doing anything they could imagine!
i wouldnt be surprised if a Kickstarter fund gets set up for the 'search of life near the dimming star' in the next few months.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: asen_y2k
Also if the signal is from an intelligent civ it seems strange they would have tech to place a Dyson swarm and still be using radio to communicate.
originally posted by: Everlastingknowitall
a reply to: asen_y2k
Actually, the tech needed to build a Dyson Sphere is not that far advanced from where we are now. We are talking a diference in tech of decades, not thousands of years.
Once we account for the fact that their tech most likley developed on a different track than our tech, we could potentially be more advanced than they are in certain areas. It is not unlikely, according to some theories in the community, that intelligent life has developed in certain areas of the galaxy at roughly the same time on multiple systems. Of course, we could be far, far behind them and they could still be using radio frequencies for transmission, for some reason.
In either case, I am going to remain in the camp that believes if it truly is aliens, we will not hear of it. They will label it natural, or some other explainable phenomenon within the community and the public will go on its merry way believing Homo sapiens to be the most advanced life ever in the history of the universe. Manifest Destiny and all that.