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Astronomers are scouring the heavens for signs of nearby alien probes


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Why?  Apparently the US military encounter them almost daily!   :lol:

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Until 2023 Man sees an alien probe that has a sign on it saying “Alien Probe”, he will abjectly refuse to entertain the notion that such objects exist, and then likely proceed to go watch Packers or the Cowboys.
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Thanks for the post, yeah I suppose I'm not alone when I'm thinking some form of machines. No I don't have a collection of those aluminum hats across the wall.

" House of Suns " best story ever written.

Oddly, no sadly, not much fanfair or traction.

 

 . . . .  --nosy

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They don't look at the good places, you only find Alien probes inserted in very dark area.

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"If humans can send a probe to another star, why couldn't another civilisation send a probe to our Solar System? Such a probe could make it to the main asteroid belt and lurk on an asteroid"  

 

Huh?  We sent a probe to another star???   

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I've always thought that an advanced civilization would have no need to actually send their "people" on dangerous journeys just to observe another planet. 

We have sent probes to explore planets within our own solar system. If aliens wanted to observe Earth they could have probes throughout the asteroid belt and we would have absolutely no way to know. Assuming they are far advanced technologically they could likely observe from that distance and have zero need to actually commit the resources to actually enter Earth's atmosphere. Sending masses of probes to different systems would be an effective way to observe a large number of planets without risking life and limb.

Of course this is a speculation since life outside of the Earth has not been detected let alone intelligent life. (Not saying I believe we are the only intelligent life in the universe).

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15 minutes ago, esoteric_toad said:

Of course this is a speculation since life outside of the Earth has not been detected let alone intelligent life. (Not saying I believe we are the only intelligent life in the universe).

We are intelligent life ??? That's new ?

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Human ingenuity has enabled us to engineer and launch probes like Voyager and Pioneer, capable of reaching the closest stars. We've initiated efforts such as the Breakthrough Starshot programme which aims to reach nearby star Alpha Centauri in just a few decades by exploring innovative propulsion methods. Sending a probe may be more economical than sending out radio or laser communication if there is no need to hurry.

The guy thinks that sending a probe to Alpha Centuri  might be more economical than sending out a radio signal?  Okay...let's think this through...what are radio signals?  Light waves.  How fast do radio signals travel?  Speed of light...because radio waves ARE light waves.  Sending out a radio signal to Alpha Centauri takes about 4 years because AC is 4 light years away from Earth.  That's a pretty slow conversation.   So, the guy thinks we could speed this up by sending a probe which at it's greatest potential is around 40,000 mph.  

Anyway, my whole point is to say that...The only way to find an Alien Probe would be to pick up emanating Radio Waves from the probe.  If there is a probe, it's communicating with it's planet...and...communicating with our Planet at the same time.  It's just the way stuff works.  

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33 minutes ago, Dejarma said:

your point?

Human definition of Intelligence is egocentric and made to overhype our abilities... 

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35 minutes ago, Jon the frog said:

Human definition of Intelligence is egocentric and made to overhype our abilities... 

Made by who? The human definition is the only definition we can go by.. unless you know something i don't?

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Wondering what changed that they're looking close to home now?

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12 hours ago, Hankenhunter said:

Wondering what changed that they're looking close to home now?

We don't yet have the technology to look for alien spacecraft further away ;)      

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re: "We don't yet have the technology to look for alien spacecraft further away" , Like Snails ... bottom of the sea , could be wrong but really we're just getting started. Also, like some authors pointed out, maybe it's better not to be seen, we haven't seen any clear indicators of other civilisations, well locally anyway, too bad we can't study Andromeda under a microscope.

Just thoughts.

 

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They should really concentrate their efforts looking for probes in the orbital vicinity of Uranus. It is believed that underneath all of the cloud cover on that planet is a surface that looks something like a cross between a wad of chewed bubble-gum and a starfish.
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They should really concentrate their efforts looking for probes in the orbital vicinity of Uranus. It is believed that underneath all of the cloud cover on that planet is a surface that looks something like a cross between a wad of chewed bubble-gum and a starfish.
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On 12/7/2023 at 6:32 PM, Jon the frog said:

We are intelligent life ??? That's new ?

We are the only measuring tape we can compare to.

Misanthropy aside we are intelligent. In fact we are the most intelligent species in the entire universe*

 

 

*seeing as we are the ONLY intelligence that we are aware of.

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13 hours ago, esoteric_toad said:

We are the only measuring tape we can compare to.

Misanthropy aside we are intelligent. In fact we are the most intelligent species in the entire universe*

 

 

*seeing as we are the ONLY intelligence that we are aware of.

Like a lone koi fish in a pond having a great self esteem of himself has top predator...

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1 hour ago, Jon the frog said:

Like a lone koi fish in a pond having a great self esteem of himself has top predator...

Why,  out of curiosity,  do you liken humans to simple animals?

While it is possible there are other intelligent species out there as of right now we are the only ones we know of.  Until that changes we are it.  Nothing else out there. 

Speculating that there are others is just that,  speculation. 

Something to think about, even though there may be other intelligences out there it does not mean they are more intelligent or move advanced.  They could be behind us technologically by thousands of years (hence the lack of communications of any kind possibly).

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1 hour ago, esoteric_toad said:

Why,  out of curiosity,  do you liken humans to simple animals?

While it is possible there are other intelligent species out there as of right now we are the only ones we know of.  Until that changes we are it.  Nothing else out there. 

Speculating that there are others is just that,  speculation. 

Something to think about, even though there may be other intelligences out there it does not mean they are more intelligent or move advanced.  They could be behind us technologically by thousands of years (hence the lack of communications of any kind possibly).

Human are animals... nothing more, nothing less. Biggest difference between our species and other is that we are screwing our natural selection bigtime and we are on the decline genetically.

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