Astronomers search for evidence of extraterrestrial technology

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Astronomers search for evidence of extraterrestrial technology


Tuesday – 17 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH – 27 July 2021 AD


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Washington: Asharq Al-Awsat Online.

A multinational team of researchers has announced a new initiative to seek evidence of extraterrestrial technologies to create a global network of medium-sized telescopes, video cameras, cameras and computers to investigate UFOs.
Professor Avi Loeb said during a press conference that, based on recent research showing the presence of many Earth-like planets in our galaxy, “we can no longer ignore the possibility of technological civilizations before ours,” according to Agence France-Presse.
“The impact that any discovery of extraterrestrial technology could have on science, our technology and our perception of the world in general would be enormous,” he added in a statement.
The project has received private funding of $1.75 million, and it includes researchers from Harvard, Princeton and Caltech universities in the United States, in addition to the British Cambridge and Stockholm universities.
This announcement comes a month after the Pentagon published a report on UFOs that counted incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021, in which the US intelligence services admitted that there was no explanation for more than 140 phenomena. But it concluded that all the information collected was still “largely inconclusive”.
“It is not the politicians or the military who should explain what we see in the sky, because they are not scientists,” said Professor Loeb, who hopes to double funding for his project. Rather, the scientific community has to understand.”
In addition to UFOs, the Galileo project aims to study interstellar objects that pass through our solar system, and search for potential extraterrestrial satellites that monitor our planet.
Avi Loeb sees in this a new branch of astronomy called “space archaeology”, in continuation of the “Citi” project, which aims to search for forms of extraterrestrial intelligence and seeks to discover radio signals that originate from outside the planet.
this researcher; The 59-year-old, who published hundreds of groundbreaking reports and collaborated with the late Stephen Hawking, is the author of a controversial science article suggesting that an interstellar object that briefly passed through our solar system in 2017 could be a solar-powered space probe.
The new project was named after the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who was punished in the 17th century for proving that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
Project co-founder Frank Lauqian, a chemistry and biology researcher at Harvard University, presented himself as a “service skeptic.” He noted that rather than rejecting ideas in advance, it was necessary to “record and interpret data independently, according to scientific methods.”


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