Re: >H Re: The Great Filter

Paul Dietz (
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 21:05:09 +0000

> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 15:09:16 -0600 (CST)
> From: (Forrest Bishop)
> Subject: Re: >H Re: The Great Filter
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> >The implication of this theory to me is that we should get cracking
> >building gravity wave detectors (LIGO and successors) that could spot
> >closely orbiting neutron stars in nearby space before the final
> >collision.
> >
> > Paul
> Radio telescopes appear to be pretty good at picking these out,
> and predicting their collision dates.

Not really. Remember, in the famous binary pulsar, only one of the
neutron stars is detectable by radio telescopes. The other either
does not radiate appreciable radio pulses (is too old), or the beams
don't sweep in our direction.