Expansion of the universe, thought to be further accelerated by dark energy, is flinging matter apart, while galaxies are being pushed away from each other. This is a challenge alien technologies will have to deal with in order for them to survive, Dan Hooper, a senior Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory scientist, writes in a new study.
The paper looks at the use of megastructures, popularly known as Dyson spheres, which may theoretically be built around stars to harvest their energy. But it goes further than that, arguing that the huge balls of gas will also have to be shifted in their course so as not to escape the energy-hungry aliens.
“In order to maximise its access to useable energy, a sufficiently advanced civilisation would chose to expand rapidly outward, build Dyson Spheres or similar structures around encountered stars, and use the energy that is harnessed to accelerate those stars away from the approaching horizon and toward the centre of the civilization,” Hooper, who is also a professor of astronomy at the University of Chicago, writes.
While the futuristic scenario may or may not be already playing out somewhere in the universe, the study suggested that “any sufficiently advanced civilization” which is faced with the problem of possible isolation, will be prompted to start hunting for available stars in order “to secure as many of them as possible” before it is too late to reach them and extract their energy.
“Over the next approximately 100 billion years, all stars residing beyond the Local Group will fall beyond the cosmic horizon and become not only unobservable, but entirely inaccessible, thus limiting how much energy could one day be extracted from them,” Hooper writes.
Considering distances measured in billions of light years between us and the cosmic horizon, aliens could already be grabbing and moving stars, the study has admitted.
Hooper, however, remains skeptical that harvesting energy from stars can be something doable for humans at the present moment. But given that the human race will eventually reach the limit of our planet’s resources, the idea of fishing for stars to extract their energy may not seem so surreal in the future – unless some other race comes to snatch our Sun for their needs first.
Do aliens exist? If they do, could they be watching us right now? One conspiracy theorist seems to think so.
He has identified himself only as Graham, and he laid out his thoughts in full recently through a video where he claims that there were a total of seven Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) that can be seen clearly from the vantage point of the International Space Station (ISS). In Graham’s mind, the UFO sightings from the ISS is a sign that aliens could come visit Earth – in the flesh – fairly soon. In particular, they could introduce themselves as highly-advanced life forms that originated elsewhere in the galaxy, if not the Universe, and fundamentally change our way of life.
According to Graham, who owns the YouTube channel Conspiracy Depot, certain extra-terrestrial beings are present inside the UFOs that can be seen from the ISS, and that they will soon reveal themselves not just to the astronauts that might be out in space already, but also to the rest of the world itself.
“Sightings all over the world are increasing at a dramatic rate,” he explained. “We are being watched and observed like a large planet-sized scale lab experiment.”
In Graham’s view, it would really be in our best interest if visiting aliens are non-hostile.
“After all,” Graham says, “with the technology they must employ to travel vast distances etc., I’m sure they could wipe us out in the blink of an eye.” (Related: REAL or HOAX? UFO experts warn of “cosmic false flag” event, claiming deep state will fake alien invasion to achieve totalitarian control over humanity.)
The UFOs spotted by Graham, which are said to be present in full view of the ISS, haven’t been confirmed as alien spacecraft by any space agency officials. But Graham believes that this is all part of an elaborate long-term plan, where the aliens will only make themselves known at an unspecified future time, in coordination with certain world leaders.
“I think the time for disclosure will be within the next 15 years,” said Graham. He believes that such an event would impact Earth in many different ways, particularly with new technology, new medicines, and possibly even a new way of life. In his words, the entire human civilization could change in order to reflect one of unity and peace, instead of what is the current status quo.
Could there be any truth to any of Graham’s claims? For now, there’s very little evidence to support his theories. With that said, there’s also little evidence to the contrary. So until such evidence comes to the surface and clears everything up once and for all, it may do us all some good to listen to the inner skeptic in all of us, once in a while, and think about these types of conspiracy theories.
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