1977 Wow! signal explained -- not from aliens

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  1. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    https://phys.org/news/2017-06-wow-mystery-space.html

    In 1977, scientists received a radio signal originating outside of earth which really looked like a transmission from another life form. Since then they've spent almost forty years trying to figure out it's origin. It turns out --

    -- it was a transmission from a hydrogen cloud being dragged by a comet. The comet returned recently and sent us another radio broadcast, just like last time.
     
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    Scott Parker 27 Your Mom's Box

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    Fake news..
     
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  3. John Wang

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    Was just about to post this lol

    oh well, here's this
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    faustian I'M NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    Lmao @ scientists
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Solid posting.
     
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  6. John Wang

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    It's @Scott Parker 27 lol what can you expect, buns!!
     
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  7. FutureMod

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    From the movie "Goodness gracious that's too bloody fast and much much too furious, what you trying to do, get us all bloody killed?"

     
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    Thunderflash500 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Well, it's a bit better than the weather balloon excuse. At least they are at least trying to put a little effort into their lies.
     
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    It was a one time signal that was significant.
    No scientists get very excited by one time results that could be an anomaly.
    Scientists get excited by repeated observations of the same data.
     
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    Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    Wow.
     
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    That what they want you to think.
     
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    Now to figure out what the hell fast radio bursts are. They've observed 22 of them. Initially they thought they might be the result of neutron stars colliding, most of them may well be that, but then they found one that repeats. The collision of a pair of neutron stars is a one time event that would produce a single radio burst not a repeating signal.

    One of the more exotic theories, proposed by astrophysicists from Harvard no less, is that they are the result of aliens using giant frickin' laser beams to propel spacecraft via light sails. What we would be observing then is the bit of light that misses the sail.
     
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    It turns out the signal was just one of your mom's queefs.
     
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