Are Robots Alien nearby? INVISIBLE probes sent by unknown civilisations could already be in our solar system

Mathematicians believe robotic space probes, perhaps slightly similar to Nasa's Van Allen (pictured) have been sent by alien civilisations and could be in our solar system
  • Researchers from Edinburgh University analysed how a ‘fleet’ of probes could travel through space
  • Alien probes would only need to travel at one tenth of the speed of light in order to explore every part of our galaxy
  • Scottish mathematicians warn that alien probes are so hi-tech we probably can’t detect them
  • Their theory shows that it is mathematically possible for alien probes to have already arrived

Scottish mathematicians believe that ‘self replicating’ robotic Our Voyager probe (pictured) has just reached the edge of our solar system, but older, more technologically advanced <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=civilisations could have launched similar probes years before us that are already here” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Are-Robots-Alien-nearby-INVISIBLE-probes-sent-by-unknown-civilisations-could-already-be-in-our-solar-system01.jpg” width=”660″ height=”458″ /> Our Voyager probe (Scientists think that alien probes can use 'slingshot manoeuvres' around stars (pictured) to increase their velocity by using <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'><figcaption class=energy from the star’s motion around the galactic centre” src=”http://www.etupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Are-Robots-Alien-nearby-INVISIBLE-probes-sent-by-unknown-civilisations-could-already-be-in-our-solar-system02.jpg” width=”660″ height=”360″ /> Scientists think that alien probes can use ‘slingshot manoeuvres’ around stars (Our Voyager probe (pictured) 'slingshots' around planets. Taking account of such techniques to gain a speed boost, the mathematicians' theory shows it is technically possible for alien probes to be in our solar system

Our Voyager probe (pictured) ‘slingshots’ around planets. Taking account of such techniques to gain a speed boost, the mathematicians’ theory shows it is technically possible for alien probes to be in our solar system

Our Voyager probe uses a similar technique on planets in the solar system, but utilising the larger gravity of a star would lead to a much bigger speed boost.

The mathematicians used computing power to inform their predictions, which might not sound out of place in a sci-fi novel.

Their work shows that it is mathematically possible for alien probes to be close by, but does not explain why they have not been in touch.

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