From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:11:13 +0000 Archived: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:22:05 -0500 Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 07:27:35 -0500 >To: ufo-updates-list.nul >From: post.nul >Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:02:53 -0000 >Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>From: Terrence Brown <mrbrownsdi.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:25:05 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul> >>>To: <post.nul> >>>Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:56:04 -0400 >>>Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>>>To: <post.nul> >>>>Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 19:21:50 +0000 >>>>Subject: Re: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>>>>From: post.nul >>>>>To: ufo-updates-list.nul >>>>>Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:56:01 -0500 >>>>>Subject: Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>>>>Source: NewScientist.Com >>>>>http://tinyurl.com/7tey8to >>>>>02 December 2011 >>>>>Let's Build A Beacon To Tell Aliens Who We Were >>>>>by Chris Wilson >>>>One of Lazio's suggestions is to build a particle accelerator >>>>in space which would beam neutrons. He notes that neutron >>>>trajectories would not be affected by interstellar magnetic >>>>fields. He argues that the Keck I & II laser beams are too >>>>weak to be detectable across interstellar distances. >>>Neutrons are not accelerated in accelerators. They are neutral >>>and not charged. >>I can't judge the utility of these as a space beacon, but >>perhaps Lazio was thinking of such devices. >>Compact accelerator neutron generators: >>http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-9/iss-6/p22.html >>Spallation Neutron Source: >>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spallation_Neutron_Source >A Japanese team recently reported beaming neutron's at 60% of >light speed. I don't recall the technical set-up. >But although I couldn't see the original quote at the New >Scientist blog url for some reason, is it possible that the >author said "neutrons" when it should be "neutral particles"? >Neutral particle beams (basically neutral hydrogen atoms) can be >fired from accelerators. They are positive charged first >(stripped of an electron) so they couple with the field and then >neutralised again by combining with an electron beam. I believe >these can be brought near the speed of light. Dear List: Sky & Telescope, pages 29-30, to qualify Lazio's statement: "Could we produce a neutron beam so that 11 minutes in the neutron beam's frame of reference would be 4 years in out frame of reference, thereby allowing about half of the neutrons to make it to the nearest star? Unfortunately, no. Scientists would have to accelerate neutrons to energies near the surfaces of neutron stars, which is at least 1,000 times beyond LHC's capabilities." I don't want to speak for Lazio, but I believe he was proposing various methods. Some of which we are capable of doing now. And some that would be possible in the future. I suggest if you all really are interested in this subject, dash to your local magazine dealer and buy a copy of the latest Sky & Telescope. Lazio, to my mind, is blowing my mind. Who would have thought S&T would be publishing an article discussing contact with other civilizations. I think this issue is a historic issue and should be kept for future reference when we actually make contact. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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