Harvard scientists argue that what we see as inexplicable FRBs may be evidence of advanced technology. “Observers on Earth would see a brief flash because the sail and its host planet, star and galaxy are all moving relative to us. As a result, the beam sweeps across the sky and only points in our direction for a moment. Repeated appearances of the beam, which were observed but cannot be explained by cataclysmic astrophysical events, might provide important clues about its artificial origin,” suggest experts.
Everyone wants to know whether or not we are alone in the universe. However, this question has lately been adjusted to: Are we alone in the solar system? There have been so many discoveries lately that we need to start asking ourselves; what if life in the universe developed at least in each galaxy in the universe.
As technology moves forward, so does our ability to explore—not only our solar system, but the entire universe.
In the last couple of decades we have discovered that our solar system—for example—is far more mysterious than we’ve ever imagined. Not only have we found that Mars—our neighbouring planet—is much more like Earth than we’ve ever thought, we’ve recently discovered that Saturn’s moon Enceladus has all the necessary requirements for life to flourish.
Jupiter’s moon Europa is also believed to meet all necessary requirements for life to exist. Fascinating right? Now imagine just everything that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto!
According to experts, there are countless alien objects lurking the outermost edge of our solar system. One of them is the infamous planet X, aka planet nine.
Not long ago, experts from Caltech have found evidence that there is a supermassive planet orbiting beyond Neptune. According to initial calculations, this alien world orbits our sun at such a distance that it needs between 10,000 – 20,000 years to complete a single orbit around it. Furthermore, it’s estimated mass would make it up to four times the diameter of our planet, becoming the fifth-largest planet after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Mysteries all around us and we haven’t even left our solar system.
Returning to our topic, fast radio bursts are incredibly short, extremely powerful radio waves that come from somewhere beyond our milky way. Until now, experts have no idea what causes them but there are several theories out there.
The frist FRBs were discovered in 2007, and only this year have scientists pinpointed their origin—in a faraway galaxy.
Currently, we do not know of ANY astronomical phenomenon that can create something like that. There are a couple of ‘natural’ explanations though.
So why Aliens? This theory was put forth by Harvard scientists Avi Loeb and Manasvi Lingam who argue that we may actually be looking at a massive version of a technology which we on Earth are just beginning to explore: Traveling across the universe with the aid of separate, targeted beams for propulsion.
Experts argue that Alien civilisations—extremely ADVANCED alien civilisations—may have developed a gigantic space-based structure which goes far beyond our current technological understanding. These advanced alien civilizations may be using a technology that could help them generate a humongous amount of energy—the FRBs we’ve encountered—to sail a MASSIVE spaceship across the cosmos, literally pushing it in order to reach interstellar travel speeds due to continuous acceleration.
“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.”
According to the Harvard experts, FRBs would essentially help ships travel across the cosmos. These massive alpine vessels could weigh up to ONE MILLION TONS, or around twenty times the weight of our largest cruise ships.
“…why build such an instrument in the first place? 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,” argue experts.
“That’s big enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances,” concluded Lingam.
Ok so, you say FRBs are the result of aliens…but how?
Harvard scientists argue that what we see as inexplicable FRBs may be evidence of advanced technology. Loeb and Lingam’s idea suggests that evidence of this alien tech may appear on Earth as a brief burst of energy.
“Observers on Earth would see a brief flash because of the sail and its host planet, star and galaxy are all moving relative to us. As a result, the beam sweeps across the sky and only points in our direction for a moment. Repeated appearances of the beam, which were observed but cannot be explained by cataclysmic astrophysical events, might provide important clues about its artificial origin,” suggest experts.
But remember, that’s still just another theory.
Loeb admits that so far this is still just a speculation. 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.”
You can read their paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available online.