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is there any probability of it being within an asteroid field?
if the asteroids are enormous, it should affect the star's brightness whenever it "eclipses".

post #32 of 162
The Daily Mail found it, did they?

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Originally Posted by redfroth View Post

"Something we can't explain in space?... Aliens!"
Everyone sounds like that guy from the history channel.
Stop it!


Why? You don't have to be a lunatic to realise that the probability that we are-actually-in fact alone is minute. If it's yet to be explained by any other means, it does more harm than good to overlook the fact it may be alien. Certainly alien to us at the moment...
Edited by Silent Scone - 10/16/15 at 7:02am
post #33 of 162
Sure blips on a screen means aliens... let's wait till we can get a long exposed shot of that star.
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Daily Mail UK and ALIENS, surely there's nothing dubious about that combination. /sarc

Its very difficult to take this seriously given the source. We're talking about a site where the main draw is Hollyweird celebutard articles for days.
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Didn't the electric universe theory look like the Rangers in Game 5 of the ALDS the other day? (Hint for non baseball fans, They lost the game by committing 3 straight errors on routine plays followed by Johnny Bautista smashing the most rage fueled home run in recent memory).

Basically it failed horribly when put to the test.
Wouldn't know, haven't looked at it closely enough to see anything other than the "smug" test applied.
Just put it out there as a far out, yet entertaining hypothesis, like the alien stuff.
Maybe I should check out the test, got a link?
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Its going to be rocks. Just watch.

Gee, you mean it could just be swarm of comets or asteroids - stuff known to circle stars - rather than a huge, solar system sized piece of engineering?

Get outta here!
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view being randomly obscurred, maybe someone was teabagging the lens? tongue.gif
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I like the sound of these spheres...
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no, creating a star system is the pinnacle of engineering.


I'm thinking that the top of that list would be creation of an entire Universe, as it would include the creation of planets and Stars etc.

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is there any probability of it being within an asteroid field?
if the asteroids are enormous, it should affect the star's brightness whenever it "eclipses".



id believe this over the Dyson sphere any day, considering the methods used, doesn't surprise me that we have not recorded similar process.
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is there any probability of it being within an asteroid field?
if the asteroids are enormous, it should affect the star's brightness whenever it "eclipses".


Not likely.

Any type of asteroid field that would be thick enough to create that type of signal would collapse into a single mass pretty quickly. Like months. The dust cloud/field would also have a very strong infrared glow. We don't find that here.



We don't see a major wobble, so it is not a large object. And to block 22% of the light from a star, it would have to be massive. Jupiter would only block 1% of the light. All the mass in the solar system would block less then 2% of the light.

I don't buy the alien theory. But what else.

Comets? Comets that blocks out 22% of the light from a sun. That is a massive comet.

Rocks or dust would create a very telling infrared glow.

The only thing I could point at would be a massive planetary collision. Two large Neptune hitting each other could create a massive field. Since it would only last a few years, it would not contain a repeatable infrared signature.

And it would contain enough material to block the light.

But to find an planetary collision in a system that does not have a dust or asteroid belt would be rare. Like aliens building megastructers rare.
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