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An Interesting SETI Candidate in Hercules

And a mere 95 light years away.
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Aw man, I came here expecting Xenomorphs & Ripley!
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crazybyzantine wrote:
Aw man, I came here expecting Xenomorphs & Ripley!


Send some shake and bake colonies, and let's do this!
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Your daily dose of wet blanket:

Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer with the SETI Institute, said that "it's hard to understand why anyone would want to target our solar system with a strong signal. This star system is so far away they won't have yet picked up on any TV or radar that would tell them that we're here," he added.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Your daily dose of wet blanket:

Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer with the SETI Institute, said that "it's hard to understand why anyone would want to target our solar system with a strong signal. This star system is so far away they won't have yet picked up on any TV or radar that would tell them that we're here," he added.


Maybe the aliens are just guessing. Maybe like us, they have means to detect when there is a planet circling a distant star and determine if that planet is in the star's Goldilocks zone, meaning the possibility of life on said planet. Just a thought.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Your daily dose of wet blanket:

Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer with the SETI Institute, said that "it's hard to understand why anyone would want to target our solar system with a strong signal. This star system is so far away they won't have yet picked up on any TV or radar that would tell them that we're here," he added.


Well being HD164595 is a G-type star just like our sun, AND they could have technology that can detect habitable planets that "might" match their own. I mean, we are fairly in the dark ages of technology, and we are already detecting earth like planets. SO that together might mean they can send focused signals in the direction of Stars/Planets that might be the best candidates for what they are looking for. And it sounds like to send such a powerful signal means that they would be far ahead of us in the technology spectrum.

Still if nothing else...it's worth it to SETI to do a continuous look-see.
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