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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedde423 View Post
    "SETI has observed a “strong” signal that may originate from a Sun-like star"

    Aliens, or eccentric billionaire looking to build an amazing ride?
    This is bullshit btw. The Russians jumped to conclusions and told the media. Turns out it's nothing.

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    "Baffling" "signal" "from HD 164595" is probably none of the above.
    I'm sure that many of you have seen the news reports of a "SETI signal" detected from the star HD 164595

    I was one of the many people who received the the email with the subject "Candidate SETI SIGNAL DETECTED by Russians from star HD 164595 by virtue of RATAN-600 radio telescope." Since the email did come from known SETI researchers, I looked over the presentation. I was unimpressed. In one out of 39 scans that passed over star showed a signal at about 4.5 times the mean noise power with a profile somewhat like the beam profile. Of course SETI@home has seen millions of potential signals with similar characteristics, but it takes more than that to make a good candidate. Multiple detections are a minimum criterion.

    Because the receivers used were making broad band measurements, there's really nothing about this "signal" that would distinguish it from a natural radio transient (stellar flare, active galactic nucleus, microlensing of a background source, etc.) There's also nothing that could distinguish it from a satellite passing through the telescope field of view. All in all, it's relatively uninteresting from a SETI standpoint.

    But, of course, it's been announced to the media. Reporters won't have the background to know it's not interesting. Because the media has it, and since this business runs on media, everyone will look at it. ATA is looking at it. I assume Breakthrough will look at it. Someone will look at it with Arecibo, and we'll be along for the ride. And I'll check the SETI@home database around that position. And we'll all find nothing. It's not our first time at this rodeo, so we know how it works.
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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojingles View Post
    This is bullshit btw. The Russians jumped to conclusions and told the media. Turns out it's nothing.

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    Figured it was. But, I liked Ars take that it was probably nothing. Still fun to imagine friendly aliens.

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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    In Soviet Russia, you contact aliens

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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    I'm more interested in the potential Dyson sphere they found last fall.
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    That'd be one heck of a Relic to discover!
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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    google added 'streetview' for the inside of the International Space Station

    https://www.google.com/streetview/#i...-space-station

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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    So SpaceX just launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit nearly to the asteroid belt.



    Video of launch.


    Wait, no, that wasn't it.
    Here it is:


    They also had a live stream of the Starman driver for about two hours.
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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    Watched the first rockets land in unison as it happened - was simply amazing to see. I have the 'live' stream going now actually - looks to be over 4hrs long?
    "Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun."

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    Re: We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula

    Heh, just noticed on the stream - on the night side of the planet and saw all these flashes of light... then realized those were lightning storms. kinda cool.
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