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Humility... NASA discovered a star that has a strange drop in light level periodically. To the tune of 20%. NASA also determined that this was not due to a planet or naturally occurring body (Not sure how they determine that, but a lot of smart people work at NASA. So I am going with it for this discussion.) They have theorized that this object is evidence of a type 2 civilization mega structure, perhaps a Dyson sphere. The time it takes the light to get to us from this star is ~2000 years. So that civilization "had" a mega structure with the capability to harness the power of a star 2000 years ago. What are they doing now? Humbling, amazing, exciting, I hope we get to talk to them! (Also hoping they don't kill us all.) Really, I just want to see how fast their computers are. Yes, selfish wish.

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    care to share a link about it? I'm intrigued, no kidding
  • 0
    Would like to read more about that, too
  • 0
    Me too
    Give
  • 2
    Or a variable star? They're pretty common, this one might be of an extremely short period.

    (link to article, pls)
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    This sounds familiar, you might be talking about Tabby's Star: "Unusual light fluctuations of the star, including up to a 22% dimming in brightness" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...).

    Though NASA ruling out natural explanations doesn't fit. Then again, I'm not aware of *any* such conclusion, nor "intelligent alien life confirmed" in the news. That part might be exaggerated.
  • 0
    Sounds like tabbys star, it's being debunked more and more but we still don't fully know what's going on
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    @RememberMe Yes! I thought about pulsar too, when reading the post.
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    @Jilano ah no, I didn't mean pulsars, which are neutrons stars that spin hilariously fast and give off strong, fast periodic bursts, like a cosmic spinning top.

    Some regular stars naturally go through a cycle of varying brightness. Interestingly enough sometimes these stars end up having very standard and predictable properties, so they're used as beacons for measuring distances to nebulae/star clusters etc. that contain them. Check out Cepheid variable stars for example, their frequency is related to their luminosity. Similarly, RR Lyrae variable stars and so on.

    I don't think this is one of those though. Waiting on that source link.
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    📌 Link us up, Scotty!
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    Do provide links pls
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    Do they use Arch btw ?
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    @RememberMe I'll definitely check it out, thanks!

    Waiting on that delivery, OP!
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    Looked for info on the Internet, did not find anything else than hoaxes.

    Dyson sphere is a hypothetical theorized object.
    Kardashev scale is a hypothetical theorized unit.

    So to sum up : NASA found something unusual and because they don't reach any conclusion (yet) about what it is, the know-it-all Internet is stating that this is most likely a hypothetical theorized object owned by a hypothetical theorized classified civilization.

    Yeah... hmmm... breaktrough.
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    Big Nope. we are all alone. We are the only one those who passes the great filters.

    Most likely the other guys also thinking like this.
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    Is your google fu broken?

    https://nasa.gov/feature/...

    The fact is this. We don't know why that star dims, period. Where the fuck is your sense of adventure? You want to live in a dead universe? That is fucking morbid.
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    @Demolishun if the filter's ahead of us we're fucked tho
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    @Parzi What do you mean by "filter"? Totally misunderstanding you.
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    @Demolishun Thought you replied to @sandeepbalan
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    @Demolishun "The Great Filter" (see also the Fermi paradox)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    There are many sources, be it written or videos, but I suggest the ones made by Kurzgesagt.
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    @Jilano Ah thanks. I don't really agree with the premise of that theory, but I don't have to either.
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    @Demolishun Yeah. I definitely don't care about other civilizations. And I think the world should first learn how to use its planet correctly before thinking about fucking up every other piece of land they can reach.
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    @lanfiro you got a point.
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