Category: Communications

Fast Radio Bursts (FRB)

The first Fast Radio Burst was detected in 2001 with at least twenty other bursts being reported since then.  The Fast Radio Bursts (FRB), as they have been dubbed, only last milliseconds and until recently were thought to be completely random making them very difficult to detect and study.  

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SOS From Another Galaxy

A few weeks ago I was in a discussion with a friend who tried to use the SOS from another galaxy as a means of defending E.T. civilizations and their stance that they must be out there.  While I agree they are out there, I wanted to investigate the SOS signal more to see if the SOS from another galaxy is legitimate and should be used as an argument to support a stance.  So what is the SOS from another galaxy?  

Strange Signals from 234 Stars

In 2016 Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, astronomers from the Laval University in Canada, announced that they had found 234 extra-terrestrial civilizations and that they might be “beaming” a coordinated light signal towards earth.  Regardless of your thoughts on the topic, these are bold claims by the two, which is exactly why I like it.  

Crop Circles

Crop circles have been around much longer than most people realize. While the term Crop Circle did not exist until the 1980’s the phenomenon has existed since the 1600’s. In 1678 there was a news pamphlet called “The Mowing-Devil” that had descriptions of crop circles. Some dispute this being a true crop circle though as the description states the crop was cut rather than folded neatly like we have come to expect today.

My Hypothesis on The “WOW” Signal

Back in 1977 Astronomer Jerry Ehman was using the Ohio State University’s Big Ear Radio Telescope sweeping for potential signals from alien civilizations. While monitoring the skies he came across a very powerful signal that lasted for exactly 72 seconds coming from the area of Chi Sagittarii. Dubbed the WOW signal because he circled the numbers and letters on a printed readout and wrote Wow! next to it.