Aliens Need To ‘Catch’ Stars To Stay Alive, Scientist Says

Just a couple of weeks ago, on 26 June, journalist Chelsea Gohd published a very interesting article about the words of Dan Hooper, an experimented scientist from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois (USA), who expressed that advanced extraterrestrial civilisation could ‘catch’ stars so as to use their energy as stay alive.

The article, which was published on online news site, has already had hundreds of visits due to Mr Hooper’s shocking statements.

“Dan Hooper, a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, outlined this concept in a new paper. He suggested that, over the next 100 billion years or so, an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization will likely become isolated and in need of power as the universe continues to expand. In the paper, Hooper explained that these aliens might need to use stars as an alternative energy source”, the article says. “Hooper suggested that such a civilization would capture stars and extract their power using Dyson spheres — theoretical structures, originally described by sci-fi writer Olaf Stapledon in his novel ‘Star Maker’ and first officially proposed and popularized by physicist Freeman Dyson in his 1960 paper ‘Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation.’ Dyson spheres are engineered structures made up of satellites that are essentially solar panels. They would theoretically be built to surround a star, encompass it and capture its energy”, it adds.

The American scientist explained that such civilisation will need to use energy to “propel those stars towards the centre of the civilisation”, in order not to lose them due to the expansion of space. Fellow scientist Seth Shostak, from the SETI Institute, supported Mr Hooper’s ideas by saying that, for example, “almost all the energy here on Earth is a result of the sun… with the exception of nuclear energy”; so, because of the expansion of space any intelligent civilisation “would likely need to find a way to capture and store that stellar energy”.

Draw your own conclusions…

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