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Aliens may have existed in our solar system long before us
nypost.com ^ | Jasper Hamill, The Sun

Posted on 04/29/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin

“A prior indigenous technological species might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars,” he wrote.

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Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago.

Venus is in the grip of a severe greenhouse effect and also undergoes similar “resurfacing” that would scour it clean of artifacts.

This leaves just a handful of places where archaeologists might find traces of a lost extraterrestrial civilization.

“Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be found to beneath the surfaces of Mars and the moon, or in the outer solar system,” Wright added.

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The astronomer suggested that very old spaceships could still be lingering in the Asteroid Belt or Kuiper Belt, a disc at the very edge of the solar system that’s made up of icy objects.

These artifacts are likely to be the remains of ancient probes, space bases or industrial facilities.

“In the case of a prior indigenous technological species, the artifacts might have had totally different purposes, such as asteroid mining operations or settlements on other planets and moons,” Wright wrote.

“Such structures would be expected to fall into disrepair, especially if its creators are absent.”

So where are these aliens likely to have come from?

Wright suggested they may hail from somewhere that’s very close to home.

The presence of intelligent life on Earth makes it more likely that ye olde aliens hailed from this solar system, rather than being descended from an “extraterrestrial species that crossed interstellar space,” he concluded.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; ceti; jasontwright; jasperhamill; mars; pennstate; platetectonics; science; seti; tabbysstar; tedtalks; venus; whereisquix; xplanets
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1 posted on 04/29/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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Out in the holes where the Heechee hid
Out in the caves of the stars
Sliding the tunnels they slashed and they slid
Healing the Heechee hacked scars
We’re coming through
Little lost Heechee we’re looking for you


2 posted on 04/29/2017 8:38:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sadly, only the “B” Ark made it here to Earth and survived.

And why is this not in “Breaking News?”


3 posted on 04/29/2017 8:40:13 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmm....erased all evidence on earth. How convienent...

And nothing in orbit? Nothing on the moon? Not even a monolithic black rectangular box?


4 posted on 04/29/2017 8:40:53 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: BenLurkin
Sounds like something Douglas Adams wrote about.


5 posted on 04/29/2017 8:40:59 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: BenLurkin
Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago.


6 posted on 04/29/2017 8:41:51 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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7 posted on 04/29/2017 8:43:46 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: BenLurkin

In before the “I’m not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens” guy.


8 posted on 04/29/2017 8:43:50 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: 2banana
Hmmm....erased all evidence on earth. How convienent...
And nothing in orbit? Nothing on the moon? Not even a monolithic black rectangular box?


9 posted on 04/29/2017 8:44:08 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: BenLurkin

Aliens may have existed in our solar system long before us

And greased pigs may have grown wings and flown to the moon to eat all the green cheese.


10 posted on 04/29/2017 8:44:30 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: BenLurkin

What is this, Fiction treated as Fact?

Sounds like a Movie Script.


11 posted on 04/29/2017 8:46:38 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: BenLurkin

Anything left on the moon would be there for millennia unchanged. Similarly, anything left on Mars.

Something tells me if we haven’t found it we won’t find it. But then again, any excuse is a good excuse to put boots on the Martian ground.


12 posted on 04/29/2017 8:47:06 AM PDT by marron
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To: BenLurkin

The Account of Creation
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis+1&version=NLT


13 posted on 04/29/2017 8:47:10 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: BenLurkin

Fascinating how people can believe in aliens yet deny the existence of God and spiritual beings.


14 posted on 04/29/2017 8:49:21 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: BenLurkin
The pattern has repeated itself more times than you can fathom. Organic civilizations rise, evolve, advance, and at the apex of their glory they are extinguished.

Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh, you touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.

There is a realm of existence so far beyond your own you cannot even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I am Sovereign.

Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal, the pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrIFIjTGt0

15 posted on 04/29/2017 8:50:05 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Proud Keeper of the Sarah Palin and New First Lady Melania Ping Lists. Let me know if you want on.)
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may


16 posted on 04/29/2017 8:51:11 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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17 posted on 04/29/2017 8:51:16 AM PDT by Flick Lives
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Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago.

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He’s avoiding the bigger problem of explaining how these previous civilizations evolved taking into account what we know about our own evolution.


18 posted on 04/29/2017 8:52:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: BenLurkin
ALIENS??? They are still here.....


19 posted on 04/29/2017 8:52:30 AM PDT by Enchante (Libtards are enemies of true civilization!)
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To: HarleyD
Yeah...Aliens seeded our planet.

Okay, where did the aliens come from? Other aliens?
Then where did they come from?

At some point, there is a starting point.

20 posted on 04/29/2017 8:54:09 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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