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Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking At Earth Right Now!
From Universe Today:

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In the past few decades, the search for extra-solar planets has turned up a wealth of discoveries. Between the many direct and indirect methods used by exoplanet-hunters, thousands of gas giants, rocky planets and other bodies have been found orbiting distant stars. Aside from learning more about the Universe we inhabit, one of the main driving forces behind these efforts has been the desire to find evidence of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (ETI).

But suppose there are ETIs out there that are are also looking for signs of intelligence other than their own? How likely would they be to spot Earth?

I am sure that the Shivans, the GRW, the Authority and the Vasudans will look for us sometime in the future :)
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Re: Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking At Earth Right Now!
They could be looking at us right now, they could have been looking at as when the pyramids weren't even there in Giza, or they could notice us just in a short moment, i.e. several thousand years. Why would we start being very interested with it just because some random blog decided to randomly make a random article about totally random aliens that could be randomly scanning their own sky for some random technological civilisations? Especially when nothing changed and someone's making a big and fuzzy article about how nothing changed?

This article kinda reminds me of Secureteam10 from Youtube. One of his (yeah, that's a single person calling himself a "team") most impressive discoveries was how he, using only Google Sky, discovered about 40-ish solid objects on the night sky that would be hundreds or thousands light years long or wide... If they ever existed.
Guess who couldn't comprehend how the pictures of the sky were made with a long exposure time and most of these things were actually some space debris which flew in front of the telescope - and the rest of them were reflections from inside it.
I think I could grab a shovel and find that video somewhere so we could just have some laughs.

Bryan, go watch/read some real astronomy videos/articles. My suggestion would be Isaac Arthur's videos.
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Just to set the mood...


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Re: Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking At Earth Right Now!
They could be looking at us right now, they could have been looking at as when the pyramids weren't even there in Giza, or they could notice us just in a short moment, i.e. several thousand years. Why would we start being very interested with it just because some random blog decided to randomly make a random article about totally random aliens that could be randomly scanning their own sky for some random technological civilisations? Especially when nothing changed and someone's making a big and fuzzy article about how nothing changed?

This article kinda reminds me of Secureteam10 from Youtube. One of his (yeah, that's a single person calling himself a "team") most impressive discoveries was how he, using only Google Sky, discovered about 40-ish solid objects on the night sky that would be hundreds or thousands light years long or wide... If they ever existed.
Guess who couldn't comprehend how the pictures of the sky were made with a long exposure time and most of these things were actually some space debris which flew in front of the telescope - and the rest of them were reflections from inside it.
I think I could grab a shovel and find that video somewhere so we could just have some laughs.

Bryan, go watch/read some real astronomy videos/articles. My suggestion would be Isaac Arthur's videos.

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Or STL communications.
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I'm incredibly afraid some advanced alien civilization will be able to spy on my carnal sins within the next tens of thousands of years. I'm worried and speechless, I have no idea what to do.

 
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Bryan, go watch/read some real astronomy videos/articles. My suggestion would be Isaac Arthur's videos.

I cannot recommend Isaac Arthur highly enough.

  

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I'm not sure why Bryan's article is getting so much hate. The paper it's about is hard science.
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It's speculation. Might end up being true, might end up being false. People have a right to speculate... right? :nervous:
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Re: Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking At Earth Right Now!
@karajorma: Because it isn't an article on the subject it claims to be. The title ("Exoplanet-Hunting Aliens Could Be Looking at Earth Right Now!") is claiming this article is about extraterriestrals who might be looking for us, but it consists of a couple of sentences about the topic (So uhh yeah, we think that if there's another civilisation out there, they might be looking at their sky too) and the remaining 90% is how about WE do it and nothing about THEM. I wouldn't be ranting it so much if its title wasn't misleading the person reading it. The proper one would be "How do we search for extraterrestial civilisations?". The current one is pure clickbait.
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Yeah, it's true that it's got a clickbait title but the paper it's based on is interesting.
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I really do loathe popular reporting on legitimately interesting research.

 

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I don't agree with loathing popular reporting on legitimate research, but... I do care if any aliens do locate one of our planets using the existing exoplanet search techniques...
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