The Best Way To Find Aliens, According To Scientists Who Want To Make All Your 'X-Files' Dreams Come True


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    The Best Way To Find Aliens, According To Scientists Who Want To Make All Your ‘X-Files’ Dreams Come True

    LILY FEINN

    4 days ago

    It seems we are obsessed with the hunt for extraterrestrial life, just look at the reboot of The X-Files, or the fact that nearly everyday people claim to see UFOs. And if you are one of those ET buffs, then today is a good day, because two astrophysicists claim that they have discovered the best way to find aliens!

    In a paper recently published in the journal Astrobiology, René Heller and Ralph Pudritz, who worked together at McMaster University in Canada, propose that our extraterrestrial “neighbors” could be trying to contact us by the same methods that we are using to search for life among the cosmos. Could it be possible that ET is sending signals our way and that we are just ignoring them? If so, Earth might as well just text the universe “New phone. Who dis?”

    But wouldn’t we know if we were being contacted? Wouldn’t we see or hear it? Not necessarily, it turns out. The universe is vast, and there are many many possibly important life sustaining planets and moons that we can’t actually see. Researchers have been using a technique called the “transit method” to identify these worlds that are too far away to be directly observed.

    This method observes from Earth’s perspective the shadow created by planets and moons as they pass in front of their stars on their trajectory. The Daily News explains that by “Measuring the dimming of starlight as a planet crosses the face of its star during orbit, scientists can collect a wealth of information, even without ever seeing those worlds directly.” So couldn’t it also be possible that aliens are tracking us as we pass in front of our sun and deem our planet able to host life?

    read more: http://www.bustle.com/articles/145557-the-best-way-to-find-aliens-according-to-scientists-who-want-to-make-all-your-x-files



  • @bugoutfever said:

    Could it be possible that ET is sending signals our way and that we are just ignoring them? If so, Earth might as well just text the universe “New phone. Who dis?”

    I’m pretty sure if we did that, that would guarantee the Aliens would decide to wait another 100,000 years till we evolved before further contact.


 

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