Astronomers have witnessed a bizarre space activity. They were astonished to witness hundreds of stars that seem to be “flickering” throughout the Milky Way. This unusual activity leads to the question: Have the researchers observed a sort of alien communication?
Researchers believe that these flickering lights could be “natural, if somewhat extreme, astrophysical sources.” The experts have been collecting data spotting 100 stars occasionally twinkling across 50 years. Wheater is alien communication or not it’s still to be established. This stunning discovery could be evidence of alien activity theories. One of them being that extraterrestrial contact is achievable through stars.
“The implications of finding such objects extend from traditional astrophysics fields to the more exotic searches for evidence of technologically advanced civilizations,” wrote the team in a released report.
This strange space activity could also be a Dyson sphere, which is a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output.
Researchers from the Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project believe that this space activity is caused by 100 stars flickering. Due to so many possibilities, the team has decided to ask the public for support in their research.
“We hope to get help from the community to look through the images as a part of a citizen science project,” said Lars Mattsson of Stockholm University. “We are looking at ways to do that right now, and that will be something we will be able to talk more about at a later date.”
Fear of the unknown
Stephen Hawking wrote in Brief Answers To The Big Questions: “Breakthrough Message is an international competition to create messages that could be read by an advanced civilization. But we need to be wary of answering back until we have developed a bit further. Meeting a more advanced civilization, at our present stage, might be a bit like the original inhabitants of America meeting Columbus – and I don’t think they thought they were better off for it.”
Aliens could see humanity as a threat and destroy us belives Olle Häggström, a professor of mathematical statistics at Chalmers University and author of the existential risk book Here Be Dragons.
“There are optimists who say that good things can come out of establishing communications. We could learn wonderful things from them. But an extraterrestrial civilization of very advanced technology might be a threat – and they may want to get rid of us before we become a threat to them. There are real evolutionary-style arguments pointing int that direction. Maybe we would be better off observing exoplanets for ten or 20 years until we’re in a better position to assess the risk of communication. The risk is too great,” said Mr. Häggström to Bryan Walsh, author of the book End Times.