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Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 12:52:10


Angry Panda
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Recently, the Kepler telescope has possibly revealed an evidence for a technologically advanced civilization around a star 1500 light-years away. This star has been found with a highly curious transit signal, that was never received before and could suggest the presence of an artificial object. Nothing sure yet but many scientists say it could be a Dyson sphere-like object, an hypothetic structure collecting Star's energy something only a very advanced civilization could realize (if you heard of the Kardashev scale).

If any of you heard of this, do you believe in this theory? Do you think we would ever discover a reliable and unquestionnable proof of any extraterrestrial intelligence?
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 12:55:39


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Link ?
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 12:57:23


Angry Panda
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google it, you have thousands of reviews/news/discussions.
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 12:59:10


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Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 13:50:38


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yeah i think that "alien megastructure" thing has been overexagerated by the media. Scientist can't explain why this star have some weird decrease in luminosity, without apparent pattern, by up to 20% of its luminosity. Wich is wierd, and unexplained. That's it.
The researchers that published the paper never talked about aliens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23bCVdyBKnE

Edited 11/8/2015 13:54:52
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 13:57:40


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indeed 125ch, anything "unexplained" lead to imagination and speculation, the most possible explanation would be a giant shattered comet zone hiding from time to time the star's light, but still it remains quite odds among the spatial discoveries, for what I know, I only heard of 2 very "odds" discoveries: this one and another signal received by the SETI program in 1977 also known as the "WOW signal" (here a summary of it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal)
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 13:59:47

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Every time they find some mysterious shape in space people scream



I always did wonder if somewhere in space there's an alien thinking....



:P
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 14:03:17


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"alien" is not the right word used among the professional astronomers (quite a taboo because it leads to wild and hazardous theories close to sci-fi) but well some like Jason Wright and Tabetha Boyajian emphasized it could be an artificial object (thus what do you understand from "artificial" if not alien/extraterrestrial?)
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 14:44:09


Prabster Realm
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Sri lanka is a place of many mysteries
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 20:36:04


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Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 21:30:57


MightySpeck (a Koala) 
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technically aren't we just aliens to aliens? and i like extraterrestrial better
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/8/2015 22:41:24


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Yes, in french, we only talk about "vie extraterrestre" for alien life and "extraterrestres" for intelligent lifeform outside Earth.


Also :

De Rerum Natura (II.1055-7; 1074-8): "It is in the highest degree unlikely that this earth and sky is the only one to have been created ... Nothing in the universe is the only one of its kind, unique and solitary in its birth and growth ... You are bound therefore to acknowledge that in other regions there are other earths and various tribes of men and breeds of beasts."

Taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/3as1mf/
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 01:08:02


[ESP] Pablo García
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I hadn't heard it, it's really interesting... Hope the mistery gets solved soon. Space is fascinating, we know nothing yet
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 02:38:13


Vormulak
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no, theres nothing there
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 03:08:56


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Bizarre megastructure was NOT built by aliens: Experts rule out 'Dyson sphere' theory but admit they still don't know exactly what it is

By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
Published: 09:28 EST, 6 November 2015 | Updated: 16:38 EST, 6 November 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3306982/Dyson-sphere-megastructure-NOT-aliens-Study-rules-extraterrestrial-origin-admits-doesn-t-know-is.html
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 05:07:51


McMuller
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You're about two weeks late with the click bait, SETI's radio telescopes have found nothing
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 06:33:33


knyte 
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This is a textbook example of argument from ignorance. "We don't know therefore aliens!"
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 09:03:14


Angry Panda
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Hostile, I did not know you spoke French, but indeed "Alien" is an Anglicism.

Pablo, yeah it is, remember there had been only 2 very "odd" or totally unexplained signals so far (as I mentionned earlier) that could have been of artificial origin.

Gojirra, "NOT" is not right here, we know nothing so saying this Is or IS NOT an alien megastructure are both wrong, as here we know quite nothing about it, there are only hypothesis and theories.

McMuller, your source? Because for what I heard we will have to wait at least 2 years, in 2017 for new datas being released and exploited.

knyte, I would say: "We dont now therefore (in the least theories) Aliens!" but I agree that Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider. But nevertheless I guess as everyone here our money is on comet collisions or anything else "natural". But part of us hopes we would be wrong...
Kepler Telescope: Alien Megastructure discovered?: 11/9/2015 13:22:18


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Just because you want something to be true doesn't mean it actually is.
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