Could New Unexplained Fast Radio Bursts Be Alien Signals?

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A repeated galactic burst of energy coming from three billion light-years away has been detected again and astronomers don’t know what it is. First observed in 2007, this phenomenon called a fast radio burst (FRB) lasts only a fraction of a second but puts out massive amounts of energy, and some put out repeated signals.

Marc D’Antonio, astronomer and Gaia News contributor weighed in on this phenomenon.

“These fast radio bursts are what they sound like, radio bursts, that is down in the long-length end of the spectrum, they’re red in the spectrum— the light you can’t see. They happen in just a few milliseconds, but we usually see them from galaxies that are billions of light-years away, which implies they have a massive strength to get here with the kind of intensity that they do. So that was a mystery. Then we theorized about, or astrophysicists theorized about, stars like the pulsar, which is a neutron star but far more magnetic,” D’Antonio said.

“That means that if these stars have massive magnetic fields, then they have this rarified atmosphere that includes electricity and magnetic fields and then the surface of the star itself. And under certain conditions, those stars could emit basically like a shockwave pulse, a resonant pulse — that is like waves, you know you push waves in a pool and eventually one of them is going to get really big, well that really big wave is a resonant wave, it’s the one that they all add together. And sometimes that happens with these magnetars as they’re called, these gigantic, highly magnetized neutron stars that send out this very, very rapid pulse — POW!”

How does a star of that type recharge and fire again so quickly?

“Now, it would take some time for a neutron star of that type to recharge and be able to make another one of these bursts,” D’Antonio said. “But this particular one, just when you think you understand everything, this particular one shows us that we don’t quite understand everything because this particular magnetar — if it’s a magnetar at all —  is firing bursts very quickly and rapidly, faster than theoretically possible. So now, we don’t know what’s going on here, now we don’t have an idea. What’s causing it to charge up again so quickly to be able to do this?”

“It’s like a flashbulb, you know like a flash on your camera. In the old days, when people had flashes, you would set off the flash and hear it charging up again. Then you could fire the flash maybe 10-15 seconds later. Well think about that in terms of a star, a magnetar sets out this burst that is massive, so massive that it would dwarf the output of our sun, and then it sends off another one right in short succession. Wait a minute, what is this? And that’s the mystery here, we don’t know. Isn’t that exciting? I think that’s really exciting.”

Is it possible that these FRBs that fire in rapid succession with more power than the sun are some type of signal from another life force?

“It would be arrogance to say that it’s definitely not a life form — that would be arrogance. But I do know that pulsars when we first saw them were thought to be intelligent signals as well and it turned out they were neutron stars that had that lighthouse beacon. Could FRBs be a natural phenomenon? Yeah, they could and maybe they are, the chances are that they are. But I can’t deny that these FRBs, act a certain way and then you find one that doesn’t. That’s pretty perplexing and that opens up the mind to thinking about possibilities of what could be causing that,” D’Antonio said.

This is a young field of study for astronomy, what is the big takeaway from what we’ve learned about FRBs so far?

“The takeaway here is that we don’t know. But you know what? That’s actually the fun part, it keeps you digging through the research, it keeps you looking at the data trying to figure out what it is we’re looking at here. But you know, then again the other side of this I’m thinking ‘I wonder if it is artificial? No, Mark, you can’t say that, you can’t say it’s artificial.’ What if it is artificial? I don’t know, I can’t say for sure. But we can’t deny the possibility that there might be other things at play here. But we always have to exhaust all natural phenomena possibilities first, but I like the possibility that’s out there, that might suggest a signal,” D’Antonio said.

Scientists Say They've Discovered Martian Life in Form of Fungi

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The days of scientists dismissing all signs of life on the Martian surface as pareidolia or just a trick of shadows may be over, as a statistically significant majority of 70 scientists agree they’ve identified evidence of life on the red planet.

According to a paper published in the Journal of Astrobiology, as well as the consortium of believing scientists, the Mars Curiosity Rover seems to have photographed evidence of life on Mars in the form of algae, lichens, and fungi.

In addition to a number of pictures showing these prokaryotes and eukaryotes seeming to thrive on the surface of Martian rocks, other photos depict what appear to be fungi growing on the rover itself.

The evidence supports a number of hypotheses that these types of “puff-balls,” or fungal organisms would be able to survive the Martian atmosphere, despite exposure to intense space radiation and harsh atmospheric conditions.

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Though this information is just now being released to the public, other scientists are claiming they identified equaling compelling evidence decades ago detected by the 1976 Viking mission, yet for some reason NASA still didn’t equip subsequent missions with the proper tools to test for life. And despite the substantial photographic evidence of this life, the only way to truly prove whether it’s living is to sample it and send it back to Earth for testing.

 

“There are no geological or other abiogenic forces on Earth which can produce sedimentary structures, by the hundreds, which have mushroom shapes, stems, stalks, and shed what looks like spores on the surrounding surface,” said the study’s lead author Dr. Regina Dass of the Department of Microbiology at India’s School of Life Sciences. “In fact, fifteen specimens were photographed by NASA growing out of the ground in just three days!”

Dass and team also argued that there are fluctuations in methane levels on the ground as well as in the Martian atmosphere that vary between seasons, much like methane fluctuations seen on Earth. 90 percent of that methane is the direct result of living organisms.

NASA denies the assertion that these photos are proof of living organisms, calling into question the validity of the journal making the claims. Instead the administration says the photos simply depict minerals like hematite.

But if this scientific consortium is correct and there are basic life forms able to survive Mars’ hostile atmosphere, how they ended up on the red planet is a bit of a mystery.

Considering that certain cyanobacteria and fungi have been observed to survive the vacuum of space and cosmic radiation, some believe these microorganisms on Mars may have come from Earth, either blasted from meteorite impacts or having caught a ride with one of the rovers.

And then there’s also the other hypothesis that says they could be remnants of an ancient civilization that once resided on Mars, before some cataclysmic event turned the planet into the inhospitable rock it is today. At least that’s what remote viewers working for the CIA claim they saw.

 

For more on the potential habitability of Mars watch Dr. Robert Zubrin on this episode of Beyond Belief:

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