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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 3:32 p.m. PST

"Seems the New Horizons probe sent to Pluto and beyond has picked up possible evidence of a "wall" at the outside edge of our Solar System resulting from our Sun moving through the galaxy and creating a kind of shock wave against the various kinds of radiation floating around out there.

New Horizons – Hydrogen Wall

I could be wrong here, but couldn't that possibly make it more difficult for us to pick up any external radio transmissions that happen to be broadcasting at the hydrogen radio frequencies liked so much by SETI researchers because of their universal ubiquity? Just a thought

Maybe it's all part of our quarantine….."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 3:42 p.m. PST


So the Men in Black movie's theory that we're all just living in little bubbles of space, like marbles, may turn out to be true!!!

Love it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 11:43 a.m. PST



Covert Walrus14 Nov 2018 2:37 a.m. PST

That isn't so far fecthed – the wall blockign transmissions part.

The wavelength of Hydrogen ( The frequency the atoms vinrate at ) has logn been recognised as a good carrier wave for signals and it's been specualted that powerful radio transmissions menat to travel undistorted for ligth years might use microwave frequncies close to if not exactly taht of hydrogen. If however, such a wave enciountered a wall fo teh ags, it mgight interfere with the transmission enough to scramble it.

I doeubt however, that it's not a natural phenomenoa, but still that alone makes for a fascinating idea – Though David Brin got there first with his story "Crystalspheres"

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