Scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics say that fast radio bursts, aka FRBs, might be leakage from planet-sized Alien transmitters powering interstellar probes in distant galaxies.
A new study has found that fast radio bursts—some of the most mysterious signals intercepted by astronomers—could in fact be the result of Alien space probes TWICE the size of Earth.
A new study claims that the enigmatic signals coming from distant galaxies in the universe could be EVIDENCE of advanced deep-space probes billions of light years fro Earth, built by advanced alien civilizations.
“Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven’t identified a possible natural source with any confidence,” said theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking.”
In a new study, experts determined that ‘leakage’ from the transmitters could result in extremely brief flashes which scientists on Earth eventually picked up, as alien probes, their host planet, their Sun and the galaxy move relative to our planet.
Hard to prove but the possibility is there
Even though this new study is based on speculation—as much of the data about the universe in general—experts from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics say this explanation is within the realm of possibility and is solely based on the laws of physics.
While such technology is far beyond what mankind can build, advanced alien civilizations elsewhere in the universe may have developed such advanced technology already.
The enigmatic Fast radio bursts, aka FRBs, were first intercepted by radio telescopes in 2007, and are believed to originate from distant galaxies in the universe.
Scientists have still not pinpointed their exact origin, which makes it extremely hard to determine what causes them, but one option is aliens.
The new study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters examines the feasibility of building a radio transmitter powerful enough to be observed from Earth.
In fact, scientists have concluded that solar-powered transmitters, based on sunlight cast an area TWICE the size of our planet could create enough energy to be observed by others located far away.
Furthermore, experts indicate that a cooling system based on water could allow such a massive device to withstand extreme temperatures.
But why build such an instrument in the first place wondered experts? They argue that the most plausible use of such power is driving interstellar light sails. The amount of power involved would be sufficient to push a payload of a million tons, or about 20 times the largest cruise ships on Earth.
“That’s big enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances,” added Lingam in an article published on the website of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Scientists explained that the ‘alien sail’ would rely on a steady beam for the transmitter. Even though this would always be pointed towards the sail, here from Earth scientists would only observe it as an extremely brief ‘flash’, precisely what we are seeing when we intercept FRBs. This would cause the beam to sweep across the sky, only pointing at Earth for a moment.
When asked whether he really believes that any fast radio bursts are due to aliens, he replied, “Science isn’t a matter of belief, it’s a matter of evidence. Deciding what’s likely ahead of time limits the possibilities. It’s worth putting ideas out there and letting the data be the judge.”
Featured image: An artist’s illustration of a light-sail powered by a radio beam (red) generated on the surface of a planet. The leakage from such beams as they sweep across the sky would appear as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), similar to the new population of sources that was discovered recently at cosmological distances. M. Weiss/CfA