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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles 144

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from the giant-alien-particle-acceleration-experiment dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes For decades, physicists have sought the sources of the most energetic subatomic particles in the universe — cosmic rays that strike the atmosphere with as much energy as well-thrown baseballs. Now, a team working with the Telescope Array, a collection of 507 particle detectors covering 700 square kilometers of desert in Utah, has observed a broad 'hotspot' in the sky in which such cosmic rays seem to originate. Although not definitive, the observation suggests the cosmic rays emanate from a distinct source near our galaxy and not from sources spread all over the universe.
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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

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  • Re:Signals (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mfh (56) on Wednesday July 09, 2014 @10:37AM (#47415195) Journal

    Unless the particles aren't the message but the means of communication. Maybe they form some kind of field mechanic communications bridge to enable instantaneous communications?

    We should consider something like this instead of probes like Voyager. Eventually we'll find a way to use fields or lasers as a communications field conduit that enables immediate lagless communications. Someone is probably working on this right now. To some extent the teleportation technology we've seen for communications could use such beams as guidance and accelerators that cut down lag. So maybe instead of thousands of years the lag is like a day or an hour or a few minutes.

    A darker side of this could mean that the existence these focused particles could prove someone is communicating with their homeworld from Earth.

    The film Kpax used this kind of idea as his transportation method, which was a pretty awesome film.

    Makes for some awesome sci-fi even if it's far fetched!

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