posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:09 PM
So, I have a general idea. I'll be working on the explicit math behind this formula soon.
The idea is this:
What's the size of our PHYSICAL cast net, for having had direct interaction for evidence of intelligence?
My idea is to take the gravity well size of our solar system, combined with the surface area for "landed/crashed" objects.
Then calculate, based on our solar system's movement speed through interstellar space, and the amount of time we've been moving with this general
size of gravity well.
How much surface area of space, has our gravity well touched, where we could reasonably pull in interstellar objects, or even have them be directly
caught by a stable surface in our solar system?
Let's say we simplify this idea to a bowling ball rolling through a warehouse floor.
The ball rolls one rotation per hour along the floor, and can pick up dust from the floor across a 1 inch wide band of our ball's circumference of 36
inches in length. One full rotation per hour would mean 36 inches of contact with the floor.
The ball has been rolling for 80 hours.
The ball has touched 36 inches * 80 = 2880 inches of contact where it could have picked up dust.
Without making any guess about how much dust is on that floor, that's a much larger contact area, than the ball itself.
Applied to our solar system's "astronomical" circumference, and speed of 515,000 miles per hour over 4+ billion years...
We have a lot of "warehouse floor" we have contacted, with "physical" contact, not just radio waves, light, etc...
We shot two big chunks of metal out of our solar system. (Voyagers) And have our own dust on the warehouse floor, now.
How many other "random bits" have been ejected out there over time?