“There is something really interesting we need to understand [about these fast radio bursts from space]…This will either be new physics, like a new kind of pulsar, or, in the end, if we can exclude everything else, an E.T.,” Michael Hippke, a scientist at the Institute for Data Analysis in Germany, stated to New Scientist. (Emphasis Mine).

Alien? Really? While this may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie Scientist say the answer might not be that far fetched and that we shouldn’t rule out the possibility. Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been baffling Scientists since their arrival in 2001, however recently they have discovered these bursts are forming a mystifying pattern that has many scientists exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial communication.

What keeps ringing through my brain is the movie E.T.—the biggest sci-fi movie of its time. I recall E.T. having an urgent desire to “phone home.” In fact, “E.T. phone home” is the famous cliche of the Hollywood hit movie. However the picture we see today is in reverse, E.T. is phoning earth…or is it….

 Here is NASA’s Re-Created Image of the Fast Radio Burst captured by Australia:

(Image: An artist’s conception of a magnetar, one of the proposed sources of a fast radio burst.  Credit: NASA)


Here is the Pattern Baffling Scientists:

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Document: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1109.2659v1.pdf