A star 11 light years away-
How long is a light year?
A light year is very, very long. Anyway, a star 11 light years away is exhibiting unusual gesticulations. For example, Professional Astronomers have noted that the nearby star is emitting radio signals unlike those typically received from stars. Popular Mechanics reports that the star “revealed a bevy of radio signals at a higher frequency than typically seen in radio signals from stars. They are dispersing out in all directions. The structure of the signal revealed that it couldn’t have come from any near-Earth satellites”.
Okay, “T” it up. Let’s run through that “structure of the signal revealed it couldn’t have come from any near-Earth satellites”. If the signals are neither coming from the Earth, nor anything “near-Earth”, then they’re coming from… elsewhere?
The star (Ross 128) is apparently known as an “active flare star”. The professional scientists report that the “frequencies are so high” that they believe it may be a “new class of stellar flare”. Color me unscientific, but aren’t high-frequency stellar flares beaming out of a star in all directions in a never before seen manor – wouldn’t this all be cause for alarm?
From the doltish, slack-jawed community… we’ve a few theories of our own we’d like to nurture in the free air. One, something not of this world is the source for these high frequency signals. There’s an alien outpost right around the corner from this red dwarf, and it’s blasting signals out into the darkness, hoping for a call back.
Two, since the signals are beaming out in all directions, it seams like whoever’s signal it is – it seems as though they’re fishing for a response. You don’t broadcast an unearthly signal 360 degrees into the ever-expanding universe hoping no one answers. Your odds of a response improve if you’re not aiming.