New news has hit the interwebs. Apparently, some telescope in Canada received 13 high bursts of radio waves coming from 1.5 billion light years away. If you want to read it on your own then here’s the BBC article on it and here’s the national geographic article on it. Guardian goes to title its article “Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens'”’. How cute? So, are aliens sending us mysterious signals?
When You Hear Hoofbeats, Look for Horses, Not Zebras
This phrase is popular in the medical community. An exotic medical diagnosis is very unlikely. The case could be something simple.
So, how does it relate to the signals? It’s highly likely that is was rather caused by the neutron star collision.
Okay, not the Muse song but the two neutron stars colliding. Let the researchers do their job. They’re looking for it. Might take years.
.. Do aliens exist though?
According to former Blink 182 member, Tom DeLonge, they do exist.
Okay, jokes aside. The odds are depressing if you choose to look at something called the Drake equation. Even if they do exist, they might not be in the intelligent form we perceive them to be.
So, this brings us back to our question “are aliens sending us mysterious signals? Most probably not.
But, hey. The universe is vast and ever expanding. There might be aliens we could be friends with somewhere. But, they most likely aren’t the ones sending those radio signals. ” I’ll go back and listen to Muse again.