Recent news headlines have stated that astronomers may have found something that could be alien technology. The search for extra terrestrial life has found something, although we are unsure what, that is very unusual. While observing the star KIC 8462852 scientists discovered that something was interfering with the signal they were receiving back from KIC 8462852. This, according to many astronomers could be an indication of an alien built structure.
The Keppler deep space telescope picked up a massive structure that all of a sudden started to block light emitted by the star. The object which is larger than Jupitar has caused excitement throughout the world of science with many stating that this could be the biggest story since the beginning of mankind.
The object was first spotted in 2009 and since that time scientists have been ruling out everything that might cause the obstruction of the light rays. They are now starting to believe that the only logical theory left is that the object is something that has been constructed. They are now moving onto the second stage of confirming that may be some form of alien structure by aligning the earth’s radio telescopes towards the area in hope of picking up radio noise that will give further information about the structure.
If we have found alien life then things might start to change on Earth. For starters, where does this leave the Earth’s religions? None of the main religions have room for the inclusion of alien life. This could make everyone of them obsolete, unless they quickly change the meaning of their doctrines. But that may just be the start of our worries…
If scientists do discover an alien life form that can build such a massive structure then we might be better leaving them well alone.
Life on Earth is quite a new thing compared to the age of the universe we live in. If there are other life forms around then they will be at least thousands of years in advance of life on earth. When you think of how we, the human race has evolved over a few thousand years it is doubtful if we can imagine how advanced we will be in a few thousand more. If there is alien life then the question has to be will they, if capable, bother to find us?
KIC 8462852 is 1480 light years away from the earth, a distance that is impossible for us to travel. So even if we did find there was an alien mega structure that contained alien life, then we could never make so called contact. However, since the life form would be thousands, if not millions of years in advancement of human intelligence then it may be possible that they could visit us.
Don’t start worrying yet though. Any super advanced beings would probably just find us boring. What could we offer them that would cause them to bother about visiting us? If you found a nest of spiders would you try to communicate with them? Probably not. In fact you would probably destroy them.
What do you think. If scientists have found intelligent aliens then should we try to make contact? What do you think will happen if we do?