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    Quote Originally Posted by Evelgrivion View Post
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ross-...mystery-2017-7

    Astronomers have detected 'strange signals' that may come from a star 11 light-years away
    This is the signal in question.
    This will probably be nothing, but exciting to have an "odd event" so damn close to us. 12th closest star!

    These signals were originally found on May 12, and have been found again (since that article) on July 17, (pretty much) ruling out a satellite passing overhead and many other transitory phenomena. This got a lot more interesting SINCE that article.

    More recent articles are suggesting (based on radio frequency dispersion) the signal might be from behind Ross 128, in deep space, but nothing is known to be there.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/17/1...o-waves-signal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Approaching Walrus View Post












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    The headline is misleading. The perihelion precession of Mercury was the first observation, of course. General relativity is required for GPS to be accurate. The Hafele-Keating experiment in the 1970s showed time dilation. Some guy carried a couple of atomic clocks up Mt. Rainer for a weekend camping with his kids, and accurately measured the time dilation caused by the gravitational differences.

    They've observed that general relativity remains consistent in the strong gravitational field near a black hole. We've even observed that before, this is just a bit closer and therefore an even stronger field.

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    I'm not smart enough to know all that, I just wanted to share the thingy
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    It's worth checking out the site of the guy who carried the atomic clocks up the mountain. He's a hobbyist, but owns a bunch of the things. Including an active hydrogen beam MASER frequency standard... I don't know what he paid for it, but I know they're several hundred thousand dollars new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post

    This will probably be nothing, but exciting to have an "odd event" so damn close to us. 12th closest star!

    These signals were originally found on May 12, and have been found again (since that article) on July 17, (pretty much) ruling out a satellite passing overhead and many other transitory phenomena. This got a lot more interesting SINCE that article.

    More recent articles are suggesting (based on radio frequency dispersion) the signal might be from behind Ross 128, in deep space, but nothing is known to be there.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/17/1...o-waves-signal
    Many props for writing this out.

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    Nat Geo on the whole pro/con to pinging for aliens: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2...space-science/

    Then some go a bit further lel:

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/...nto-space.html
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...be813153379a24

    Anyway, voyager will take ~100k years to get 5 LY away, at which point our current RF output becomes pretty muddled from the inverse square law and background noise. Still, for now it's well within our RF bubble that would have aliens go holy-fuck-some-primitives-are-making-noise-thar.

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    China, doing cool quantum satellite stuf: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ch...-idUSKBN1AQ0C9
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    https://scontent-cdg2-1.cdninstagram...28427264_n.mp4



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    Rest in pieces Cassini-Huygens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    Rest in pieces Cassini-Huygens.
    It still has a few hours left.



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