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Originally posted by Crossfate
Kinda like it was thinking "Hmmm this explosion is bound to grab someone or some things attention so the perfect time to broadcast to peak attention is during or right after this explosion"
I would just love to find out in a few days that some super geek decodes this signal into some kind of message from a intelligent source!
Originally posted by harrytuttle
reply to post by daniel_g
Speed is relative. There is no such thing as an absolute reference frame. For example, how fast are you moving right now?
- 0 mph?
- 50 mph?
- 800 mph?
- 65,000 mph?
- 485,000 mph?
- 14,000,000 mph?
Let us know what your answer is, Mr. Smarty Pants, then we'll see who the genius is.
its apparent sideways velocity is four times the speed of light.
the effects of relativity produce a kind of optical illusion that makes the motion appear superluminal
You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude
But I would just stand and stare
I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
Originally posted by Haydn_17
As always im sitting here praying it may be some type of ET probe which sends out signals.
Ahh i can dream!
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
It could be that the universe farted in our general direction.
"the effects of relativity produce a kind of optical illusion that makes the motion appear superluminal."
"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 SLAYER69
Originally posted by ROBL240
If I remember right only a year ago a Amateur Astronomer was making the same claims, that he found a "intelligent signal of unknown origin" only for the story to be completely forgotten about some weeks later.
Its just a shame we on Earth (that I know of) cant send a signal back, and even if we did it'd be 12 million years until this object/thing would recieve it. Even if we found out it was just a Pulsar by then.
OK Carl Sagan had an argument against sending messages out into the unknown. We have ZERO idea of what types of civilizations are out there nor their motives. That could potentially be like the Aztecs sending Spain an invitation for a nice friendly visit.