It’s going to be a pretty cool moment when we get to interact with aliens. Sure, there will be a tremendous communication barrier — I’d just like to think that aliens out there in some other galaxy have already figured that out how to chat it up with us humanoids down here on earth.
There’s some encouraging news from the scientific community about extra-terrestrial life forms. It kind of sounds like there’s a Jodi Foster-in-Contact situation going on with aliens communicating in weird signals. via The Independent:
The new study reports the finding of specific modulations in just 234 out of the 2.5 million stars that have been observed during a survey of the sky. The work found that a tiny fraction of them seemed to be behaving strangely.
Scientists say this is being caused by aliens:
“We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an [extraterrestrial intelligence] signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this hypothesis,” write EF Borra and E Trottier in a new paper. “The fact that they are only found in a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range centered near the spectral type of the sun is also in agreement with the ETI hypothesis,” the two scientists from Laval University in Quebec write.
The research has appeared in the journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, under the title ‘Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars’. It appears to have been originally suggested for publication with the name ‘Signals probably from Extraterrestrial Intelligence’, according to a pre-print version of the paper hosted online.
I wonder what aliens think of pizza. They probably are the type of psychopaths who actually enjoy Hawaiian pizza. Bunch of weirdos.