Alien hunters pick up over a dozen strange new signals from a distant galaxy


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/02/alien-hunters-pick-up-over-a-d.html


#2

Drink more Ovaltine.


#3

They owe me the plans to my Interociter.


#4


#5

What if the signals have alien DRM far in advance of our own?


#6

Just blueprints for a surprisingly disappointing amusement park ride.


#7

Turn out the lights when you’re done.


#8

So something happened there… 3 billion years ago. Probably something fell into a black hole.

But it’s aliens.


#9

“SEE…YOU…IN…THREE…BILLION…AND…ONE…YEARS.”


#10

Scientology will be sending Darth Cruise to recover those stolen plans!


#11

Hmmm… is it sending death threats?


#12

It’s 3 billion light years away, so: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”


#13

Swamp gas caught in a thermal pocket reflecting the light of Venus.


#14

“If wishes were horses, we’d all be eating steak.”


#15

“PLEASE… HAVE… PLANETARY… TITLE… PAPERS…AND… SPECIES… VINDICATION… DOCUMENT…(FORM 812 + 76311A)… READY… FOR… INSPECTION”


#16

Alien hunters

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#17

I’ve always wondered – from whom?


#18

“If you earthlings don’t impeach soon, we’re going to nuke him from orbit.”


#19

Fast radio bursts come from all over the sky so they are unlikely to be the result of intelligence.


#20

But aren’t FRBs so intense they’d be theoretically impossible if they aren’t lasers?