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Could flickering stars be messages from ET?

Could the flickering and winking of some stars be a kind of Morse Code that extraterrestrials are using to communicate across space? Princeton University astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz and her colleagues are exploring that very question. Her team is using algorithms to sift data from the space observatory Kepler for flickering patterns that don't appear to be the result of passing planets, sunspots, eclipses, or other known reasons. “What would lead us to say it really is an alien signal?” she asks. “I don’t know, but in my book, finding things you can’t explain is interesting no matter what it is. And just to be clear, this has nothing to do with the star twinkling that we see, caused by atmospheric turbulence on Earth. Or so they'd like us to think.

by Anonymousreply 305/09/2013

There's an NFS grant down the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 105/09/2013

R1: where's your sense of adventure?

Billy is more my kind of guy: "hi this is billly im 10 years old and i dont know much about space im just in fith grade but i think work by michcal d lemonick is great i learned alot its awesome so if you could i have g-mail so e-mail me if you want my name is"

by Anonymousreply 205/09/2013

I thought it had something to do with Jiminy Cricket.

by Anonymousreply 305/09/2013
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