Episode 3: If SETI Says It’s Not Aliens, It’s Probably Not Aliens

We’re back with Episode 3. In this episode we do a meta-breakdown of the ESA’s study of the failed descent of the Schiaparelli lander on Mars. We also talk about the bizarre dimming pattern exhibited by the star KIC 8462842 (AKA “Tabby’s Star”). Is it an alien megastructure built to harness the tremendous power of the star (AKA a Dyson Sphere)? More importantly, will we find Scotty locked in the pattern buffer of the crashed USS Jenolan there? Continue reading