The search for extraterrestrial civilizations goes through ups and downs in recent weeks. While early September, a study claimed that no sign of advanced alien civilizations was observed in the nearby universe, here, today’ observations conducted on a distant star generate some questions.
Deep in an archive in Columbus, Ohio, there’s a slip of paper with a bunch of random-looking letters and numbers printed on it. A few of the characters are circled, and one word is handwritten in red ink: “WOW”.
In a new study, astrophysicists at Harvard University claim that if some form of alien life does indeed have the ability to move from planet to planet — much like a virus — (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a predictable pattern that we could potentially detect it.
Russian billionaire and philanthropist Yuri Milner will devote 100 million dollars (92 million euros) to the SETI project, starting an ambitious ten-year project to detect signals from intelligent alien life in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond.
When we imagine a habitable planet beyond our solar system we tend to think of a “second Earth”, a twin of our planet which is lies at an ideal distance from its host star — a range of distance from a star where liquid water could exists on the planet’s surface — perhaps a little too hot (desert climate) or too cold (eternal winter). What is often forgotten is that there may exists environmental conditions conducive to life different from what we see on Earth.
NASA is planning to bring together Earth’s most brilliant experts from various scientific fields searching for alien life on habitable exoplanets, i.e planets beyond our solar system.
After searching out of 100000 galaxies for a particular signs of the presence of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, a team of scientists using data from NASA’s WISE telescope have found no evidence of intelligent alien life.
Ever since our species discovered the existence of other planets beyond Earth, the question of whether we are alone in this universe has intrigued scientists and philosophers.
The universe has a lot of powerful and amazing stuff going on. One such thing is called fast radio burst or FRB. These radio signals are extremely fast, lasting about a millisecond and giving off as much energy as the sun does in a day.
A former NASA engineer claimed that he saw a nine-foot tall alien on his 1991 space mission. The UFO conspiracy theorist claimed to have been NASA’s engineer for 35 years and insisted the story of super-size humanoid making contact with colleagues was true.
Most every one has heard of SETI — the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — and most also know that, so far, the scientists that operate the powerful telescopes and computers that analyze potential signals from civilizations beyond Earth have come up empty-handed — with the possible exception of the so-called ‘Wow! signal’ (detected only once, for 72 seconds, by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977).
Oldest Star System in Galaxy Discovered by NASA ‘could Point to Extremely Advanced Alien Civilisations’January 27, 2015 | Editors
Astronomers have found a star system that bears striking resemblance to our inner solar system.