alien radio

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Deep space radio signals might be trying to tell us something. IBM and the SETI Institute are working together to analyze six terabytes of these complex signals to listen for patterns of life. Researchers are using IBM Analytics on Apache Spark to sift through signals gathered by the Allen Telescope Array, and cognitive machine learning to determine which signals are from humans, and which might be from aliens. Maybe they’ll ask us to call-in.

Learn more about listening for aliens →

Researchers confirm that mysterious radio waves are actually coming from outer space

  • The truth is out there — somewhere. Researchers at the Australian National University’s Swinburne University of Technology have confirmed that short bursts of radio waves that had stumped astronomers since their discovery are actually coming from far, far beyond Earth.
  • The Fast Radio Bursts, or short, intense pulses of radio light, were first picked up at Australia’s Parkes Observatory nearly 10 years ago, according to a statement released Monday by the Swinburne University of Technology. 
  • According to researchers, the FRBs are “about a billion times more luminous” than anything that’s been observed within our own galaxy.But for a long time, scientists couldn’t determine from where, exactly, the bursts were originating. Read more. (4/4/2017 10:03 AM)
Wolf 359 Theory Time:

The aliens have been listeinging to eiffel’s tapes as a form of entertainment. They sent lovelace to them because eiffel said he wanted to meet her. They spoke through lovelace to tell eiffel to “finish” his radio show. Because obvs he isnt broadcasting or even recording logs anymore and theyre upset abt it. They gave him a person now they want the rest of their favorite show. Give them their show.

Harvard scientists say alien space travel may cause those mysterious fast radio bursts

  • Researchers at Harvard and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are investigating whether fast radio bursts — radio emissions from unidentified sources in space that are very strong and last less than five milliseconds — emanate from “extragalactic civilizations.”
  • So if there are in fact aliens generating spurts of radio activity from a structure with twice the diameter of the Earth, as the research proposes, the question remains: Why?
  • The researchers first note that there is a possibility they are broadcasting beacons to inform of their presence, whether it’s a cry for help or a way to tout their technological achievements.
  • But this explanation is “rather implausible” due to how much energy needs to be expended to send the fast radio bursts, so the researchers explore an alternate explanation — that these extragalactic beings are using FRBs to power light sails. Read more (3/10/17 10:46 AM)

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Voltron Heist AU:

Keith was taken with his mother as a baby and grew up in The Blade. Meanwhile, Pidge never attended Galaxy Garrison and lived out in the desert picking up alien radio transmissions to get clues to find her family.
(created by @internetfeet )

here was my take on how this trio meet! it was really fun to write and draw, so i hope despite the AU i wrote their characters believably/properly

*i also want to note, bc i may not have made it clear and dont want to paint lance poorly: he was using his phone not to take a creep shot of a woman but bc (unlike in canon) they didnt have any sort of binoculars to zoom in, so he was using his phone’s camera feature. just of course, like canon, he was momentarily distracted.

anyways!! go talk to internetfeet about this au bc it’s really cool!!

The largest SETI initiative ever is reviewing 11 promising signals that probably aren’t aliens

Breakthrough Listen is checking in on its initial results. You know, just in case.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been going for nearly 60 years now, and there have been plenty of false alarms in that time and nothing substantial. Now, a giant SETI initiative is looking into its initial round of data to follow up on 11 signals that they think could be aliens … but admit probably aren’t. Good to check, though, just in case.

Two years ago, billionaire Yuri Milner put $100 million into a decade-long search for aliens known as the Breakthrough Listen initiative. It was the widest-scale SETI project announced since Project Phoenix in 1995, which itself was the successor of a cancelled 10 year, $100 million SETI effort by NASA.

Breakthrough Listen is spearheaded by SETI Berkeley and taps into the wider SETI community to listen in worldwide for radio signals that might be artificial. They’ve also opened up the data to the public at large to look for narrowband signals — those in a specific wavelength that are more likely to be from a non-natural source. There are 692 targets in the initial rounds of data.

The news is coming out of a two-day conference in California from the Breakthrough Initiatives organization, which is also sponsoring Breakthrough Starshot, a project based on using laser propulsion to power tiny spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri system (specifically Proxima Centauri) in a matter of decades.

A live broadcast will take place today on Facebook at 6:10 p.m. EST (3:10 p.m. PST) with Andrew Siemion of SETI Berkeley discussing the initial results. You can

watch it here

Image: The Robert C. Byrd Radio Telescope at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia is one of the primary receivers looking for promising SETI signals.
    Credit: Jiuguang Wang


anonymous asked:

it's kinda surprising to me that pidge actively defends shiro in regards to the kerberos mission; even though we know it wasn't his fault, pidge didnt, and it would be a pretty typical response to grief to try to blame someone. do you think she thought it was extraterrestrial intervention, even before she started picking up alien radio chatter?

Probably because in declaring it pilot error, the Garrison was not insinuating that Shiro was a reckless or malicious person who slammed them all into Kerberos for the hell of it.

I’d really recommend looking up actual historical failed missions because even when they’ve been able to narrow it down to a specific cause or a specific person’s oversight, it is not as if that person is treated like a murderer.

Shiro would be regarded respectfully, as a victim of the situation. He was depicted respectfully:

Look at this. They’re using professional, official images for all three of them. Shiro’s even the one not in a space suit so they can see his uniform and the, y’know, medal hanging from it.

The Garrison handpicked Shiro and the Holts for this assignment. If they made out Shiro to be incompetent, not only would this be dancing on the grave of one of their own coworkers who as far as they know suffered an unpleasant death in space via explosive decompression, suit failure, asphyxiation or starving- it would be mocking Shiro to his grieving family (unprofessional as hell), and it’d be pretty damn blatant to anyone who knew Shiro.

Not only is it not something the Garrison would pull, not something that we have any evidence the Garrison did pull, but if somehow they performed the necessary yoga exercises to get their head that far up their ass and do it anyway, a lot more people than just Pidge would eat them alive for it.

Keep reading
FRBs: New Mystery Space Signal from Unknown Cosmic Source Leaves Scientists Baffled
The signal, known as a fast radio burst (FRB), was detected in 2015 by scientists using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. It adds to the two dozen other FRBs previously recorded. FRBs are radio signals that last just a few milliseconds.



October 30th 1938: ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast

On this day in 1938, Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H.G. Wells’s 1898 science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds on PBS. Coinciding with Halloween, the play was broadcast as a realistic series of news bulletins, detailing a Martian invasion of Earth. Millions of Americans were listening to the radio that night, but did not turn over to Welles’s broadcast on CBS until 12 minutes into the show, after a popular ventriloquist show ended on NBC. By this time, the play was underway, taking the form of orchestral music frequently interrupted by news updates about an alien invasion. Welles described his fictional Martians vividly, expaining how their “eyes are black and gleam like a serpent”, and detailing their use of walking war machines and heat-ray weapons. The popular story goes that the frighteningly realistic broadcast caused milions of Americans to believe that a real alien invasion was occuring. People supposedly fled the fictional crash site in New Jersey, and took to the streets in mass hysteria. The CBS studio heard about the panic, and Welles reasured listeners that the story was fictitious. While Welles and CBS feared that the confusion would damage their reputation, CBS was cleared of wrongdoing, and the play launched Welles’s Hollywood career. The story of the mass panic caused by Welles’s War of the Worlds remains popular, but recent research has suggested that the extent of the commotion is far more limited than the myth allows. Newspapers at the time greatly exaggerated listeners’ panic - most of the show’s audience understood the play was fictitious - as a way to discredit radio, which was emerging as a serious competition to newspapers.

So if Matt was speculating that they might find aliens, and Lance called Pidge crazy for hearing alien radio chatter, then that means the Garrison didn’t know about aliens….

…. so why did they need fighter class pilots wtf what were they even fighting


“Embers & Dust” by Patrick Biesemans

doug effiel head cannon

• hair always in a messed up bun
• tattoo on hip of pizza slice
• floating pigment eyes, mostly blue but sometimes a flash of yellow like an exploding star
• intentionally allows people to underestimate him
• practices the waltz to the alien radio when alone
• sometimes leaves out snacks for the plant monster


Unexplained Fast Radio Bursts Could be a Sign of Alien Civilisation

These Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) were found 10 years ago back in 2007 and while they only last for a fraction of a second they seem to be coming from very far away and are about a billion times brighter than anything we have seen in our own galaxy. They also form some sort of strange pattern and have come from one specific which leads some people to believe that they might be messages left by aliens.

Scientists managed to pinpoint the location of what they think was the first FRB and based on the age of the galaxy suggested that it didn’t come from early star activity but instead an explosive event like the collision of two neutron stars. An event that couldn’t repeat in the same place.

The truth is, we have no idea what these could be.