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Originally posted by pondrthis
For those of you who want to "hear" the radio waves (presumably as you would hear from the radio), it's completely arbitrary as to how you demodulate the signal.
...For the laymen...
Yeah I was thinking the same thing.... Much more important on what freq's and what the rate of amplitude change, freq change, and on/off pulsing..It would help to determine if it was natural or ? made. Something that could travel close to or ftl would be way ahead of anything we could think of in ways of communication.
If it was a non-natural rf emission it would be pretty difficult/Impossible to figure out what it was saying... Unless it trying to speak to us.
// just keep watching that space.. If the Vulcans show up to welcome them into the Federation then we'll know!!
Originally posted by LifeInDeath
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
Wow very intresting. They say the objects moving four times the speed of light..............I thought nothing could travel faster than the speed of light:puzeace.
It is not actually traveling faster than the speed of light (or probably isn't - if it is, then that's something really new!). It's only apparently moving faster because of the relativistic effects of it's motion compared to our motion added together and probably other things that are beyond my ken, since I'm not an astrophysicist. It's an illusion, an apparent speed but not its actual speed, which should be less than the speed of light.
Originally posted by EvolvedMinistryThat's interesting, because the article clearly states that its sideways velocity is moving 4 times the speed of light. Now, regardless of what you may or may not think that you know, you should probably step away from this one until the pros have this thing figured out. Otherwise, your post could end up looking really silly when new information comes out that definitively contradicts your statement.
Just some advice.
Weird. It could be a knot of plasma driven out in the jet of a microquasar, which would explain the lack of X-ray emission. Perhaps the microquasar itself is obscured by the dusty nebula from its progenitor supernova, hence we only see the jet material which has left the nebula.
Micro-quasars are objects in our own galaxy which also contain black holes, but here the black hole results from the collapse of the core of a massive star at the end of its life. One example, GRS1915+105, is believed to be a black hole several times more massive than our Sun in orbit around a normal star. Matter from the star is heated to intense temperatures and radiates X-Rays as it spirals in towards the black hole. The process is so violent that unpredictable explosions occur producing spectacular jets - like the beams produced in a quasar but on a much smaller scale; hence the name micro-quasar. A sequence of images (left) made by MERLIN following an outburst in 1997 shows two bullets of ultra-hot gas being shot out in opposite directions with an apparent speed of more than twice the speed of light! This apparent faster-than-light motion is, in fact, an illusion, and can be explained if we are seeing jets moving at about 90% of the speed of light - one jet moving towards us and the other one moving away from us.
Yet it does seem to be moving – and fast: its apparent sideways velocity is four times the speed of light. Such apparent "superluminal" motion has been seen before in high-speed jets of material squirted out by some black holes. The stuff in these jets is moving towards us at a slight angle and travelling at a fair fraction of the speed of light, and the effects of relativity produce a kind of optical illusion that makes the motion appear superluminal.
Originally posted by EvolvedMinistry
That's interesting, because the article clearly states that its sideways velocity is moving 4 times the speed of light.