Planet Earth Report –“Why Aliens Aren’t Science Fiction to Ancient ‘Ghosts’ in DNA”

Earth from the ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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“Signals from Intelligence Beyond the Milky Way” –Alien Civilizations May Use Neutron Star Mergers as a Communication Event

The first-ever observations of merging binary stars stunned the world’s astronomy community, but not quite as stunning as the first-ever signal from extraterrestrial life will be.  GW170817 is the name given to the gravitational wave signal seen by the LIGO and Virgo detectors on 17 August 2017. Lasting for about 100 seconds, the signal was produced by the merger of the two neutron stars. The observation was then confirmed – the first time this has happened for gravitational waves – by observations with light waves.

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