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Can One Use a Fast Radio Burst Signal as a Carrier for a Communication Signal to Another World?

13 Jan 2017, 03:32 UTC
Can One Use a Fast Radio Burst Signal as a Carrier for a Communication Signal to Another World?
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Question: Is it possible to use a fast radio burst (or any high-energy radio emission) from a star as a ‘carrier wave’ to superimpose a packet of information to ‘communicate’ to other parts of the universe or is this too energy demanding? — Tom
Answer: It really is not necessary to use a signal like that from a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) as a carrier for a communications signal to other parts of our universe. Any radio signal sent out into space will travel at the speed of light, thus propagating at the “speed limit” for such signals, so there would be no advantage to using another signal as a carrier.
Jeff Mangum

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