posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:36 PM
Gregg Easterbrook is a Brookings Fellow, senior editor of the New Republic and writes alot on space issues.
Last week in his NFL (American Football) Column
(which he also writes) he
reported on a speculative piece by one his readers that talked about a weird sources of energy thatcould be
the evidence of an Alien war.
doesn't say so
don't say so
. Just a neat thought for what it is worth.
Another Voorwerp Found? TMQ has noted the creepy possibility that gamma-ray bursts, powerful energy spikes from deep space, are the muzzle flashes of
awful weapons used in distant combat. Reader Chris Crooks of South Reading, Va., notes a creepy astronomy finding by Kyle Barbary of the University of
California at Berkeley: SCP 06F6, a region where very powerful deep-space energy discharges appeared seemingly from nowhere, existed for about 100
days, then vanished. The strange energy glow lasted much longer than a gamma-ray burst, but lacked the technical characteristics of supernova
explosions: "The transient's spectrum, in addition to being inconsistent with all known supernova types, is not matched to any spectrum in the Sloan
Digital Sky Survey," which so far has mapped roughly one-quarter of the heavens. Cosmologists are now trying to puzzle out what SCP 06F6 might be,
and assuming, of course, that it is natural. What if instead this is a glimpse of a region of ancient, horrific war -- ancient because it is billions
of light-years away, thus billions of years in the past -- in which the combatants employed weapons too terrible to contemplate? Ancient combat that
continued about 100 days until the last participant was wiped out, and the region of space fell cold and lifeless.
If so that would have some implications for the Drake Equation!