Can You Hear Me Now? ‘Strong Signal’ From Star Sparks Alien Speculation

Can You Hear Me Now? ‘Strong Signal’ From Star Sparks Alien Speculation
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“Without corroboration from an independent observatory, a putative signal from extraterrestrials doesn’t have a lot of credibility,” Vakoch says. Advanced civilization? Paul Gilster of the Tau Zero Foundation, which conducts interstellar research, said that if the signal was artificial, its strength suggested it would have to come from a civilization more advanced than our own. Such a civilization would likely be Type II on the Kardashev scale, an attempt by the Soviet astronomer of the same name to categorize various technological stages of civilizations. “The Kardashev scale is based basically on the energy that that civilization might be able to funnel for its own use,” says Maccone. At present, …

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