An astronomer warns that the threats it could pose are so huge that we won’t ever know what hit us. The impact of an advanced alien civilization science experiment could turn us to dust, so think again if you are yet having a bad day,
The former Harvard astronomy chair, Avi Loeb has weighed much on the possibility that unknown space phenomenon is the sign and proof of alien life. He also wrote in a new scientific American op-ed, “a gigantic, advanced particle accelerator could create a dark energy explosion capable of burning everything in the galaxy at the speed of light. If we want to survive, he says, we’d engage in some interstellar diplomacy as soon as possible.”
“One way to avoid a cosmic catastrophe of this type is to establish an interstellar treaty, similar to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, signed first in 1963 by the governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” Loeb wrote.
This doesn’t stand as a serious concern for now, given that there’s no proof of alien life in any form. Loeb is also sighting towards an explosion caused by a theoretical particle accelerator that theoretical aliens would need to build at a scale bigger than the size of our whole solar system. Just so you know and to make you worry a little less, it is all hypothetical.
However, if such a device is built inside our galaxy, it would take the whole of everything in its entanglement. It would be such massive dark energy that would easily destroy everything in its route causing cosmic destruction.
“Would such a heatwave be a reason for concern?” Loeb wrote. “The bad news is that we would not receive any advance warning before this cosmic disaster hit us in the face because no precursor signal can move faster than light to alert us to the risk.”
“But perhaps this is also good news,” Loeb added, “since it implies that any resulting devastation would occur instantly and be as surprising as the Chicxulub impactor was for the dinosaurs. We would never know what hit us.”