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    URL to an article in The Daily Galaxy _http://tinyurl.com/446pox4_ (http://tinyurl.com/446pox4) Assuming these flashes are from other civilizations 1. the
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2011
      URL to an article in The Daily Galaxy
      _http://tinyurl.com/446pox4_ (http://tinyurl.com/446pox4)

      Assuming these flashes are from other civilizations
      1. the civilizations may be living much faster than we are and the
      signals are packed with information too dense for us to read now
      2. the civilizations may be living much slower than we are and we are
      seeing the equivalent of Morse code dots
      3. they may just be waving "hello" and can't expect a conversation or
      even a visit (how lonely!)
      First few paragraphs

      "We'll be looking for the occasional celestial flash," said Joseph Lazio, a
      radio astronomer at JPL. "These flashes can be anything from explosions on
      surfaces of nearby stars, deaths of distant stars, exploding black holes,
      or even perhaps transmissions by other civilizations." JPL scientists are
      working with multi-institutional teams to explore this new area of astronomy.

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