"To you. Did what now a podcast? We're discuss stories and science and tech. Where we that makes ask exactly that. Everyone thinks listening. I'm your host Stephanie. Educator and science afficionado Michael Programmer Tech Guy. You're you're not an algorithm. How're you doing Michael? Good busy busy. How are you doing? Say That Corona Vars. Now I've you know. Can I make the joke? Coronas still bad even put a lime in it for what it's healthier you. Yeah no but I am going to San Antonio this week Apparently there's some some refugees from China coming to San Antonio Refugee. It's but you know. People escaping mature American citizens and their supposedly going to be kept in quarantine there now and I'm going this week so Good luck to me. I guess rotavirus onto my very best. If I see someone with a mask I'll be like away so no I think we'll be fine anyway so no. I wanted to talk about something with you today. Do you know that we made contact with aliens? Oh Yeah isn't that now? I actually have a joke here. Who's Alien Will Smith Right? He's is him all the time. Yes absolutely no. Scientists have been monitoring this for a while. It's a mysterious signal from deep. Space is repeating itself in Sixteen Day Cycles Sixty Day cycle so the Mayans had their long year. They broke things up into weird like sixteen over sixteen days. So it's six sixteen. What's relevant vest? Sixteen is there some like mythical? Can we get some national treasure seeking here and break the code? What sixteen days? What's what's that me. We don't know we don't have. We have no idea why it's repeating itself every sixteen days but it's called an effort be a fast radio burst and it's a pulse that it ranges from a fraction of a millisecond to a few milliseconds And it's caused by some high energy astrophysical process. We don't completely understand it. And we've monitored some of these things before but the current one they're looking at just. It seems to be repeating itself every sixteen days since October. The okay that's weird that certainly we do stuff like that right. In the in the opposite direction are we blasting signals out all in all directions of space. Probably that every sixteen days but every whatever we decided to. Yeah well that's one of the things. So where is this coming from? What is this and so this the signal that's coming? It's called fast radio bursts but it's actually takes a lot of Technology to to monitor it to even see it. It's not something that you could go outside and see the. Cto radio burst happening in the sky. Radio you'll see your radio waves anyway. I like you you can see the FM radio waves beaming into your radio. No no no specific frequency like where what wearing the spectrum does this fall while it says that it is described as a thousand times less than a mobile phone from the moon would be. That's the equivalent of the pulse that we're picking up So we're picking up. Does that mean that we can make also the moon? Is that what you're telling me I'll have also have received Syr. Somebody can monitor radio waves from the mirror. Not I should have reception on the moon. I'M GONNA call variety and make sure. Can you hear me now? No no but Yeah so that's the question is what is this coming from? Is this coming from a natural phenomenon. There are proposed. People are proposing. It could be coming from a neutron star or a black hole of some sort but the fact that it is being repeated every sixteen days. Usually these things are pretty random if they happen the fact that it's repeating is a bunch of people are asking. Could this be some sort of sign of extra terrestrial intelligence? Sure maybe what would be the sixteen day cycle is what we I guess. We're GONNA fix it on what we rotate I mean. Earth rotates every day so our booby through sixteen days. It's not like there's no path of sixteen days like through the cycle around the sun and like okay every sixteen days. We happen to be pointed in the right direction to pick this up. So it's gotta be and it's it's probably not due to something that based on how a reading it at it's something that's coming like it or is the single exist every eight days and we just don't say it we know it's not nothing on our end that's preventing were that's causing us to receive the signal every sixteen days so it would whatever is causing it to repeat in that way is happening on its and five hundred million light years away from Earth in some spiral galaxy is what they're theorizing. Sure we've columnist or not. No I mean so. Yeah so the fact that it's every sixteen days is maybe some evidence that it is not any sort of intelligent life. Because why would they send a signal? Only every sixteen days like you said we are sending signals into space continually. So yeah. That's that's what people are questioning is. What is the sixteen day significance without? So you're saying that that that is if it's intentional doesn't necessarily have to be intentional. Could it be New Year celebration? Is maybe they're they're years only sixteen days or whatever the equivalent is and they just happened to be launched this crazy festival at spews noise out into the atmosphere into the space and we just happened to be picking it up and we're just picking up every year celebrations. They have a festival every sixteen days. Maybe they're maybe they're year cycle is only sixteen days. Yeah they have to do fireworks every sixteen days. That sounds exciting Or yet we're we're putting our human earth terms on whatever galaxy the this signal would be coming from you know we rotate around the earth. In two hundred sixty five days we spin around our access in twenty four ish hours of but their whole system of time make be completely different than ours they may experience it in assuming it is some sort of artificial life not sorry assuming it is Sort of extraterrestrial life artificial natural. I guess Oh could be either or Yeah but no they could be experiencing time in a completely different way And if they you know what if what if going around like sixteen hours sixteen hours could be the equivalent of one of our days even so maybe it takes them sixteen hours to rotate around their access. And so the signal is your sorry sixteen days just to go around their their access. And so yeah. So that's what you know. I I personally am not an expert in astronomy. I don't have You know a lot of education in it but what does interest me is the astrology aspects of it so Assuming that if this to come from some extraterrestrial life what would they be like you know living on some sort of planet five hundred million light years away? And what is that significance of the sixteen days? What we'll do if that was. If sixteen days was equal to one of our days one trip around day or night or one trip around the sun. What would that do to the physio to their how they have evolved into a being? What would that look like is interesting to me?"