Aliens might be using a nearby supernova to get our attention, new study suggests

Apr 29, 2020
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I wish such far-out speculation would not be published ..... there is no proof at all.
This belongs to the usual rubbish in Facebook/Twitter/TikTok
 
Aug 27, 2020
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"Nearest" is relative.

M101 is nearly 21 million LY away. Even if this rank speculation is valid such a message would have to be directed. It wouldn't be broadcast omnidirectionally. In other words ET would have decided to direct their signal at Earth.

Any observations of Earth compelling the aliens to do so would have been made over 41 million years ago - at a time when ET would have had no reason to target Earth, as it would have been at a time well before any intelligent life existed here.

For that matter, the argument could be made that intelligent life has yet to make its debut here on our home planet! ;-)
 
Dec 20, 2022
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"Nearest" is relative.

M101 is nearly 21 million LY away. Even if this rank speculation is valid such a message would have to be directed. It wouldn't be broadcast omnidirectionally. In other words ET would have decided to direct their signal at Earth.

Any observations of Earth compelling the aliens to do so would have been made over 41 million years ago - at a time when ET would have had no reason to target Earth, as it would have been at a time well before any intelligent life existed here.

For that matter, the argument could be made that intelligent life has yet to make its debut here on our home planet! ;-)
The only hope for this idea is if the aliens were somewhere along our line of sight to M101, but much much closer. Then they might have time to observe and react, and to time the release of their signal so as to reach us at the same time as the supernova's light. But is there any star that meets that description?