Well shit. We messed up…or did we? It’s honestly too soon to tell and given our limited understanding of space despite numerous hours of watching Neil DeGrasse Tyson explain the universe, we’re still unsure on a lot of things. With that disclaimer out of the way, we will say this.
We need to spin up Space Force fast and invest in some really heavy badass weapons for outer space. Why? Well, it’s not really that big of a deal except that radio waves…repeating radio waves, have been heard from a galaxy 1.5 billion light-years away.
These radio waves were sent off with a nice push of energy equal to that of 12 months worth of star power and by star power, we don’t mean Alison Brie flashing us a beautiful smile. We mean the sun, you know, Sol? The bright burning ball that is responsible for heating our planet. Take all of the energy the sun produces in one year, then shoot a radio signal out. And not only a random radio signal, but a repeated radio signal.
Hooray, we’re going to meet aliens! Hopefully, they are cool and don’t wipe us from existence since we’re so busy bickering with each other over trivial bullshit here on Earth.
Truth be told nobody, even the big science nerds that study this (nerd is not a derogatory term, rather an indication that we recognize you guys are much, much, much smarter than us) know if it’s from aliens or an exploding star, but the fact that the signal was repeated…well that just seems like someone is planning it right?
Either way, if they are aliens, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a moon base with gigantic lasers or a few gigantic starships bristling with laser cannons, space fighters, and a shitload of angry high tech crayon eating Space Marines.
Maybe this is nothing, but maybe it’s something, either way…moon base, capital ships, big lasers. We’d like them now, please and thank you!