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When aliens in galaxies 70 million light years away legit
through a telescope at Earth. they see .
GET IN LOSERS #WE' RE DOING SCIENCE
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is that why there has been no alien contact? Because as tar as aliens
are concerned. there is legitimately no intelligent lite on earth?
**** sen there still isn' t intelligent life on earth
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User avatar #3 - dutchderpina (08/23/2014) [+] (45 replies)
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If aliens would have the technology to watch planets that are 70 million lightyears away, with a telescope that is even able to observe the organisms on it, I think they would be intelligent enough to understand that whatever life they can see has had 70 million years to evolve.
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#6 - epicscorpion (08/23/2014) [-]
Wait, so maybe when we look at extrasolar planets, we might be looking at a planet that has intelligent life we can't see.
#53 to #6 - mca (08/24/2014) [-]
The furthest away extra solar planet observed is merely ~21,000 light years away, not enough to merit any real relevant evolutionary progress so not really no Science makes dreams THEN BREAKS THEM INTO DUST
User avatar #55 to #6 - xplosevdiarrhea (08/24/2014) [-]
Even if they had intelligent life on them long enough ago that it would counteract the time difference, I don't think we could see them. I don't think our images of extrasolar(cool word btw) planets would be clear enough for us to tell.
#77 to #55 - shamadruu (08/24/2014) [-]
It's not really a problem of resolution so much as it's a problem of brightness. Generally planets are outshined by their parent star, so we cannot use optical telescopes to directly observe their surfaces. A device called a starshade ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Worlds_Mission ) could potentially block out the light from those stars, so the optical telescope wouldn't be blinded.
User avatar #73 to #6 - Mahazama (08/24/2014) [-]
Just like us, any intelligent life as advanced as us is also just as capable of annihilating itself (nuclear weapons). If we ever do receive an electromagnetic signal from of these star systems, they will have been long dead, simply because of the self-destructive nature of intelligent life.
#14 to #6 - anon (08/23/2014) [-]
Extra-solar planets we look at with Keplar are ~500ly away so no.
#36 to #6 - jdizzleoffthehizzl ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
***** that is some heavy ****
User avatar #74 to #6 - checkandmate (08/24/2014) [-]
Yeah but all exoplanets we know so far are only thousands of light years away, not millions. We'll be looking back 3-4000 years max. Most of them are around a thousand light years away.
#44 to #6 - anon (08/24/2014) [-]
does this mean, telescopes are time machine?
does this mean, telescopes are time machine?
#31 to #6 - GetOnMyHorse (08/23/2014) [-]
Although what the guy below me says makes a lot of sense
Although what the guy below me says makes a lot of sense
User avatar #7 to #6 - ieatbengay (08/23/2014) [-]
now you're thinking with science
User avatar #5 - HarvietheDinkle (08/23/2014) [-]
Realistically, if aliens were viewing the earth, they wouldn't see humans. We've been around for a relative split second, compared to the dinosaurs' hundreds of millions, and life's billions.
User avatar #43 to #5 - meganinja (08/24/2014) [-]
Aliens within tens of thousands of light years would be able to see humans. And any aliens within about five thousand light years would be able to see human culture and intelligence begin to display itself.
#35 - roegath (08/24/2014) [-]
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#23 to #8 - alphagex (08/23/2014) [-]
God I'm i retarded i ment to post this pic
#86 - doctorprofessornv (08/24/2014) [-]
I think I'd be more impressed about the fact that they built a telescope so precise that at 70 million light years away it has enough focus to see individual organisms on a planet.
User avatar #92 to #86 - pillows (08/24/2014) [-]
I'd be impressed that they built a telescope that can see 70 million light years away period.
User avatar #93 to #92 - pillows (08/24/2014) [-]
Cuz damn son that's far.
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#10 - eddymolly (08/23/2014) [-]
I remember that quote from one of my thousands of reaction pics
#56 - sedativechunk (08/24/2014) [-]
**sedativechunk rolled image** mfw tumbler content makes the front page again.
#38 - anon (08/24/2014) [-]
So there is a chance some alien race watched the dinosaurs get struck by the astronomical event in earths past sweet
#15 - conduffchill (08/23/2014) [-]
Everyone thinks that if aliens were real, they'd be carbon based life forms similar to humans in intelligence and with minor physical differences, but I've always thought odds are they'd be a completely different kind of life that we can't even imagine.
User avatar #19 to #15 - nthmetal (08/23/2014) [-]
no intelligent human thinks that extraterrestrials would be like humans.
#47 to #15 - amuzen (08/24/2014) [-]
Far as I see there's like a 99% chance we have extra terrestrial single celled organisms of some kind within the milky way 70% chance we have complex organisms that don't belong to any of the five kingdoms, 50% we have plants or fungi, 20% chance we have carbon based animals, 2% chance we have mammals, .0001% chance we have socially intelligent life forms (language, ability to cooperate in groups to complete actions, ex. crows) .000001% chance they are logically intelligent (Ability to put 1 and 1 together to figure out how to accomplish tasks and puzzles I.E. Cats) .00000000001% chance they are intelligent enough to use tools like most primates, and a .00000000000000000001% chance they're as smart as humans.

Those numbers are all *********** and founded on no real scientific statistics other than the idea that there's roughly 40 billion in habitable zones in the milky way, of those about 400 million would actually be habitable, and there are only 5 different evoltuonary paths demonstrated on earth, of which only 1 developed any sort of intelligence and within that path only 1 branch of creature out of well over 100 million different possibilities developed human intelligence over the course of 4 billion years.
User avatar #71 to #47 - Mahazama (08/24/2014) [-]
Stop trying to quantify and qualify alien life forms as "plants" or "fungi"
Plants and fungi are just concepts native to the human mind. Of course, they are plants, but plants are only photosynthesizing autotrophs. Even if we contact something incredibly like a plant, it cannot be a plant. A plant's DNA are what designate it a "plant".
I'm not even sure what genetic code from alien life would look like.
#72 to #71 - amuzen (08/24/2014) [-]
Alright then Classify it as Plantlike, you knew damn well what I was saying.
User avatar #76 to #72 - Mahazama (08/24/2014) [-]
Life is the self-experiencing universe. Life is matter, chemistry, and electromagnetism reacting against itself.
User avatar #75 to #72 - Mahazama (08/24/2014) [-]
And your implication that single-cellular organisms cannot be intelligent... what if the pond scum is sentient, each single-cellular organism acting as a synapse?

If we truly want to understand what alien life is, we have to stop trying to tag our incredibly narrow conceptual understanding.
#78 to #75 - amuzen (08/24/2014) [-]
God you sound pretentious, obviously we wouldn't limit it to what we know so far but if we found alien life, and it highly resembled what we know so far, we would EXPAND what we so far to encompass it not throw everything we already know out the window because omigosh it came from another world.

There's actually a good chance that if alien life existed, and it did evolve and develop it would at least to some extent resemble the **** we have going on on this planet because the starting point would be relatively the same (single celled organisms capable of existing in the vacuum of space) and the thing that drives its evolutionary process would likewise be similar (Survival of the fittest+reproduction) The biggest differences is that it might have a different chemical make up based on what's abundant on the given planet. If we found alien life chances are we would label it to, if we found an alien eco system we wouldn't just say OH ALIENS MAN I'M NOT EVEN GONNA TRY TO DESCRIBE THAT **** we would create another branch, possibly above the branch of domain and look at that **** from there, if it resembled plants we'd call it a Xeno plant or some **** . organizing new crap on point of reference with what know so far is a part of science and far from limiting our ability to understand and recognize **** that sits outside the boundaries it helps us draw connections to the things that do exist more easily specifically to allow us to see those differences.

If we find a photo synthesizing autotroph from another planet yeah I wouldn't JUST say that it's a plant, but I would still say that it's a plant like organism and draw various assumptions about it from there to work from.
#89 to #47 - skalias ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
On paper these percentages are tiny, but compared to the size of the galaxy, they're huge.
User avatar #83 - levvy (08/24/2014) [-]
This guy is an idiot
User avatar #84 to #83 - cann (08/24/2014) [-]
nice opinion
#95 - remotecalamity (08/24/2014) [-]
cuz SCIENCE
#94 - hentaisweetie (08/24/2014) [-]
To flip it- there is probably life on other planets but for the same reason they just look desolate.
#90 - zourch (08/24/2014) [-]
now I'm no astronomer but I'm pretty sure the visible features of earth would be the same from 70 million light-years away, its just the light reflecting off earth that would    
take 70 million light-years to get to the alien planet    
   
anybody got a problem with my theory? please prove me wrong its hurting my head.
now I'm no astronomer but I'm pretty sure the visible features of earth would be the same from 70 million light-years away, its just the light reflecting off earth that would
take 70 million light-years to get to the alien planet

anybody got a problem with my theory? please prove me wrong its hurting my head.
#87 - WTFburger (08/24/2014) [-]
VIVA LA RACCOON!!  DOWN WITH JOSHLOL!!
VIVA LA RACCOON!! DOWN WITH JOSHLOL!!
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