Aliens Are 'Probably' Behind Creepy Space Signals
EVERYONE ATONE FOR YOUR SINS NOW! THE ALIEN APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!
OK OK, I get that may be an overreaction, but just hear me out.
Scientists are now claiming that they've been able to pick up “strange modulations” among a series of stars from deep space.
The researchers are saying that in the 2.5 million stars that have been observed only 234 of these stars have had that modulation AKA we may have just intercepted alien transmissions from elsewhere in the universe.
Let's be very clear...
I've watched "Independence Day" and "Independence Day: Resurgence" back-to-back on repeat enough times to know that aliens don't simply let us find them, and they almost never come in peace.
So let's not get too eager here to meet these advanced societies.
The study being published on this phenomenon is called "Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars" and will appear in The Journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Authors EF Borra and E Trottier from Laval University in Quebec, wrote,
We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an [extraterrestrial intelligence] signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this hypothesis. The fact that they are only found in a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range centered near the spectral type of the sun is also in agreement with the ETI hypothesis.
This is obviously still in the early stages of being proven accurate, and there is a lot of work to be done when it comes to getting answers about these modulations.
Breakthrough Listen, a group established with the goal of making alien contact that has been endorsed by Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking, explained that these transmissions are a promising start, but at the end of the day are nothing more than that.
The team said in a statement,
It is too early to unequivocally attribute these purported signals to the activities of extraterrestrial civilizations. Internationally agreed-upon protocols for searches for evidence of advanced life beyond Earth (SETI) require candidates to be confirmed by independent groups using their own telescopes, and for all natural explanations to be exhausted before invoking extraterrestrial agents as an explanation. Careful work must be undertaken to determine false positive rates, to rule out natural and instrumental explanations, and most importantly, to confirm detections using two or more independent telescopes.
Well, hopefully these aren't aliens. If they are though, I have one thing to say to them:
Welcome to Earf.