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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Originally posted by Die Trying
I do find it intresting that the signal last 10min and happens every 77min. Its like its some sort of deliberate message but what is the message?
It's a billboard for 10-77, the inter-gallactic equivalent of our 7-11. They have great black hole burgers and they never close.
Originally posted by rwatkins
This sounds like something they would have detected already. Did this just start happening? Or is this the first time they ever pointed the array at the center of the galaxy? I did not see anything answering this in the article.
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
The pulses are coming from a spot just to one side of the galactic centre. Each pulse lasts about 10 minutes, and they repeat regularly every 77 minutes. If, as the researchers think, the source is near the centre of the Milky Way, it would be one of the most powerful emitters in the galaxy. The shape and timing of the pulses rules out most known sources, such as radio pulsars."
Originally posted by thelibra
This is just speculation, but you have to figure, the average gravity at the center of the galaxy has to have an ENORMOUS force exerted to keep the arms and such in check, and because of the shape of our galaxy, it would suggest a regular speed that does not vary (much). My guess is what we're hearing is the noise of all this concentrated matter and gravity rotating.
Originally posted by apc
Weren't there only 5 pulses? Also if it were intelligent the actual numbers of 10 and 77 wouldnt mean anything but the ratio between them or some other translation more universal.
Originally posted by Terapin
OK... We live in this massive spiral galexy called the Milky way. It turns about the galactic center which is as dence as all get out and must have major gravatational forces acting on everything. As it turns arround the core things closer in just have to be seriously effected by that intense gravity. Remember...radio is electromagnetic radation just as light is.
My guess... someone forgot to grease the hub and the bearing is "squirreling" or chattering. With all that gravity and chaotic subatomic quark, muon, neutrino filled mess in the center, I would be suprised if something odd wasn't happening.
The shape and timing of the pulses rules out most known sources, such as radio pulsars."
Originally posted by jrod
10/77 is an interesting ratio, in decimal form it is one of those repeating numbers: 0.129870129870129870........................, the 129870 keeps repeating itself. If is a 'sign' of some sort perhaps that is important.