Dark Thirty Radio – June 13th, 2016


Tonight On Dark Thirty Radio 

Chances Of Past Civilizations Having Existed Just Got Higher

The probabilistic argument used to arrive at an estimate of the number of active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy was first described in 1960 by American astronomer and astrophysicist, Frank Drake, known as the Drake equation, was giving an new revision by two astronomers and the results are astounding.

The University of Washington’s Woody Sullivan and the University of Rochester’s Adam Frank published their assessment in the May issue of Astrobiology and Frank is now in the process of a follow-up for the New York Times

Frank stated “While we do not know if any advanced extraterrestrial civilizations currently exist in our galaxy, we now have enough information that they almost certainly existed at some point in cosmic history.”

“Think of it this way” Frank explains “Before our result you’d be considered a pessimist if you imagined the probability of evolving a civilization on a habitable planet were, say, one in a trillion. But even that guess, one chance in a trillion, implies that what has happened here on Earth with humanity has in fact happened about 10 billion other times over cosmic history!”

Source: GeekWire

One Of The Best Known Houses Of Horror Is Now Up For Sale

For only $850,000, you can own a 3,600 square foot house, with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and six ghosts.

Yes, the Amityville Horror House is for sale, made famous…or infamous, by the murders committed there in 1974, the book “The Amityville Horror: A True Story” and the movies it spawned about the family who moved in.

Broker Joanne Mills, who helped sell the house in 2010 to the current owners,states “It is an absolutely gorgeous home and it’s completely finished from top to bottom. The present owners did even more rehab to the home and did a beautiful job. The house is haunted, yes, but not by who you think. It’s haunted by the curiosity seekers that
make it difficult for the people that live there”

Source: MysteriousUniverse


It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s…The Greatest Superhero Of All Time!

An awesome new 7 year study concluded from England’s University of Leicester in regards to which superhero is in fact the ultimate superhero and the winner has been revealed to be…Superman.

By composing a list of the top thirteen powers that various superheroes have, as well as their fatal or near-fatal weaknesses, data was analyzed and debated for seven years and the winner was Superman, due to his high
density muscle tissue and ability to call upon a Super Flare with stored solar energy output of 7.07×105 Joules per second.

Source:  MysteriousUniverse

New Footage Captured Of A 5 Humped Loch Ness Monster

Engineer Tony Bligh of Dublin, and a friend have uploaded a video to YouTube of he thought was a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster with 5 distinct humps appear about three-quarters out.

Bligh said “It was quite long. The humps were consistently the same length apart. I don’t know what it was. It was very unusual.”

After he and fellow witness Annie Hawkes, presented the video to Loch Ness Project expert Adrian Shine, who reviewed the footage, who determined  “It is a particularly good example of the effect that a reasonably high boat wake can make. It shows how powerful this illusion could be. It produces a line of very solid-looking humps.”

Source: MysteriousUniverse

Black Holes May Explain Gravitational Waves

Alexander Kashlinsky, an astronomer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, thinks that black holes that formed soon after the Big Bang can perfectly explain the observations of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory last year, as well as previous observations of the early universe.

For now, these primordial black holes remain hypothetical but Kashlinsky thinks this process could explain both the excess cosmic infrared background and the excess cosmic X-ray background that he and his colleagues observed several years ago.

Source: Space


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