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(NPR)   Mysterious, repeated bursts of radio waves from space are baffling astronomers. "Nothing has been ruled out at the moment - not even the kind of outrageous claims you'd expect to see in tabloid headlines"   (npr.org) divider line 50
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2014-07-26 04:08:59 PM  
What are Jodie Foster's thoughts on this?
 
2014-07-26 04:27:17 PM  
It was Bat Boy.
 
2014-07-26 04:30:23 PM  
www.wheeliesbmx.ca
 
2014-07-26 04:45:02 PM  
s28.postimg.org
 
2014-07-26 04:50:10 PM  
I don't care what those tabloids say, my grandmother was a Saint and any resemblance to a Samsquantch is purely cosmetic...
 
2014-07-26 06:22:55 PM  
It was already decoded back in 1979:
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-26 06:31:03 PM  
They are Glenn Beck's radio show circa 2004.  They entered a black hole and emerged actually listenable.
 
2014-07-26 06:39:18 PM  
"What does it sound like, Steve?"

"It's a little rough, but it sounds like a short repeating pattern...ah-blah-es-pan-yole... ah-blah-es-pan-yole"

"So, gibberish?"

"Looks that way"

/credit to Larson
 
2014-07-26 07:09:04 PM  
Monitor...

i1182.photobucket.com'

... EVERYTHING.
 
2014-07-26 07:15:22 PM  

texdent: What are Jodie Foster's thoughts on this?


That they could be escaped Orion slave girls who just want asylum so that they can find a way to please humans in...wait that's me. Although Jodie and I may be sharing the same hypotheses.
 
2014-07-26 07:22:31 PM  
Probably FOX NEWS bullsh*t being hurtled (after being greatly amplified by pissed off Space People) back at us.  sort of like when someone farts near you, you want to get them back with a SBD as near to them as possible.
 
2014-07-26 07:23:22 PM  
Wake up Sheeple, it's obvious what these radio bursts are. Fartbongo's time machine. He developed a way to travel faster than light. Right before his death in our future he traveled to a point far out in the universe and sent these radio waves so they would reach back here on Earth during his presidency. What's in these messages? Our people are studying it out right now but I expect it to be some future commie techniques on economics and even mind control signals to use on the population.
 
2014-07-26 07:25:10 PM  
Wanna' know what is at the end of space and time?


a Giant Eyeball looking back at us.
 
2014-07-26 07:27:55 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-26 07:35:52 PM  
It's aliens. Unfortunately the signals took 10,000 years to reach us, and the alien civilization that sent them have since perished from a planet wide catastrophic event.
 
2014-07-26 07:38:39 PM  
Sorry, that was me tuning up the finals on my Kenwood TS-520. My bad.
 
2014-07-26 07:44:35 PM  

texdent: What are Jodie Foster's thoughts on this?


Hoping their women are hot?
 
2014-07-26 07:46:26 PM  

bearded clamorer: [s28.postimg.org image 460x223]


you.magnificent.bastard
 
Boe
2014-07-26 07:55:37 PM  
Parks remains a part of NASA missions to this day. And it's still in the middle of a sheep paddock.

/nothing's obscure on FARK
 
2014-07-26 07:57:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: It's aliens. Unfortunately the signals took 10,000 years to reach us, and the alien civilization that sent them have since perished from a planet wide catastrophic event.


No it's the aliens from said planet saying "be there in 5000 years guys, keep things running smooth until we get there..."
 
2014-07-26 08:05:09 PM  
Anybody ask this scientist?
iancolumba.com
 
2014-07-26 08:08:41 PM  
Wonder what the radio wave equivalent of a streetlight is?
 
2014-07-26 08:11:34 PM  
Wow!

/6EQUJ5
 
2014-07-26 08:13:55 PM  

Somacandra: Wonder what the radio wave equivalent of a streetlight is?


A yellowish or white light I'd imagine.
 
2014-07-26 08:16:08 PM  
Fan campaign to renew Single Female Lawyer.
 
2014-07-26 08:38:21 PM  
It's Voyager, returning back from launch in 1977. Turns out, the 'verse is a lot smaller than it looks from Earth...who knew?
 
2014-07-26 08:43:48 PM  
www.ericdsnider.com
You're getting the signal too?
 
2014-07-26 09:36:49 PM  
If this isn't an insanely beautiful alien intelligence, I'm hanging up.

www.hotflick.net
 
2014-07-26 09:57:03 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

The Republicans are right about global warming...partially. It isn't  all because of us!
 
2014-07-26 10:00:10 PM  

2xhelix: It was already decoded back in 1979:
[i.imgur.com image 416x249]


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-26 10:02:37 PM  

dittybopper: Sorry, that was me tuning up the finals on my Kenwood TS-520. My bad.


Too much load.

/listening to my 830 now
 
2014-07-26 10:14:38 PM  
Maybe the aliens are spamming us.
 
2014-07-26 11:00:24 PM  

devine: dittybopper: Sorry, that was me tuning up the finals on my Kenwood TS-520. My bad.

Too much load.

/listening to my 830 now


I'm calling CQ on 3.544 MHz with my Heathkit HW-8 QRP rig right now.
 
2014-07-27 12:13:26 AM  
Did y'all read the comments on that page? Yowza. I expected more from NPR readers, somehow.

/government conspiracy theories and aliens create a prefect singularity of derp
 
2014-07-27 12:24:39 AM  
Everything I came in here looking for was well covered.
 
2014-07-27 01:09:04 AM  

Choestoe: Did y'all read the comments on that page? Yowza. I expected more from NPR readers, somehow.

/government conspiracy theories and aliens create a prefect singularity of derp


It's the one area where loonies of all political persuasions can meet.
 
2014-07-27 01:27:22 AM  
Livingston Stapler Company presents 2 hours of live music from a farker.....
 
2014-07-27 01:49:37 AM  

Zombalupagus: Wow!

/6EQUJ5


I saw what you did there.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-27 01:50:11 AM  
Whoah!

/k34nu
 
2014-07-27 01:53:23 AM  
I really hope aliens stay the heck away from this planet.

If they show up, we're dead.

It would be like Europeans discovering South America, only instead of guns germs and steel it would be something horrific, something worse, and OMFG.
 
2014-07-27 01:56:24 AM  

studebaker hoch: It would be like Europeans discovering South America, only instead of guns germs and steel it would be something horrific, something worse, and OMFG.


Not only that, but they'll lounge around on welfare and steal all the jobs.
 
2014-07-27 03:10:09 AM  
If they get here I am damn well gonna try to steal one of their ships.
 
2014-07-27 04:42:58 AM  
It's probably just aliens messaging each other.

"WARNING:  Planet quarantined due to Ebola outbreak"
 
2014-07-27 08:43:03 AM  
Dood.
 
2014-07-27 08:58:19 AM  
Something something worlds are yours something something Titan something something landings there.
 
2014-07-27 09:02:24 AM  
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE
 
2014-07-27 09:03:55 AM  
I like C_L's version better
 
2014-07-27 09:10:29 AM  
If they heard it at the dish in TFA's pic...
www.craveonline.com
...are we sure it's not just a trick by a Lienz Cossack to get back at James Bond and England?
 
2014-07-27 02:27:46 PM  
It's a big-ass sky.
 
2014-07-27 07:24:02 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: It's a big-ass sky.


So it would appear that Jimi Hendrix really had his work cut out for him.
 
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