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Kepler's 'Alien Megastructure' Star Just Got Weirder

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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:52 AM

originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
Is it possible to use technologies found in transmission electron microscope, to build a similar device like a transmission electron telescope? That can see in real time.

As far as I understand it, it's a completely different thing, in a transmission electron microscope electrons travel through the target and what is seen is an image resulting from the effects of the electrons on the target.

To create a transmission electron telescope we would need to bombard the star with electrons and get a resulting image, and for that we would need (probably) a much better detection method than we have now for the light coming from the star.

Also, it wouldn't be in real time, if I'm not mistaken it would take twice as long, as we would have to wait for the electrons to reach the star and then wait for the result.

posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 12:53 AM

originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Kandinsky

It may not be a Dyson Sphere under construction, but that doesn't rule out a super structure. Imagine if you will a type of "mother" ship that can move and is being expanded on. Perhaps even moving to compensate various sun based "weathers" to stay where energy is best acquired and avoid more hostile sun weather patterns.

They might also do it in such a way that it's not clearly evident what's happening to certain other types of observers but it's no easy task to build a Dyson Sphere on the sly..

Also, one couldn't make any assumptions on the nature of the relative positioning of the structure which could very easily be moved in it's orbit in unpredictable ways as it's being assembled particularly if they don't wish to blatantly publicize what they are doing.

The idea of the Dyson Sphere is in some circles intimately connected with the idea of self-replicating von Neumann probes which are self replicating mother ships who make use of that energy to shoot off in all different directions at sub-light speeds.

If we saw a laser firing out of the star, then we'd know for sure there was something up..

Of course you wouldn't pick your OWN star to make use of, but a nearby one or the whole process could also be automated as part of an intergalactic infrastructure project.

It would freak us out for sure if other stars starting doing the same thing.

posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 02:46 AM
or maybe something is happening to the star that we dont understand? why does it have to be aliens?

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