An international group of researchers led by the Harvard astronomer, who believes the first interstellar object discovered was a “light sail” from another civilization, has announced a new project to search space for signs of “extraterrestrial technological civilizations” ( ETCs).
Known as the Galileo Project, the researchers — led by Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb — will use artificial intelligence and look at data from existing and future astronomical surveys and high-resolution telescopes.
The project has three objectives: to search for unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), other interstellar objects such as ‘Oumuamua, and satellites created by ETCs.
A new project has been announced that will search for “alien technological civilizations” in space. Pictured are the famous Tic-Tac statues, previously recognized as genuine by the Navy. It was captured by pilots recording their video sensors during training flights in 2004
The Galileo project is led by Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb (pictured), who previously suggested that ‘Oumuamua was a ‘light sail’ sent by another civilization
‘After the recent release of the [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), the scientific community needs the determination to systematically, scientifically and transparently search for possible evidence of alien technological equipment,” Loeb said in a statement. pronunciation.
“The impact of any discovery of alien technology on science, our technology and on our entire worldview would be enormous.”
Loeb continued: ‘Given the recently discovered abundance of exoplanets in the habitable zone, with potential for extraterrestrial life, the Galileo project is dedicated to the proposition that humans can no longer ignore the possible existence of ETCs.
“Science should not reject potential extraterrestrial explanations because of social stigmas or cultural preferences that are not conducive to the scientific method of unbiased, empirical research. We must now ‘dare to look through new telescopes’, literally and figuratively.’
The project gets its name from Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (who used telescopes to make a number of discoveries, including Jupiter’s four largest moons) because of the possibility it could discover ETCs, perhaps as early as 2023, thanks to the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.
The project has three objectives: to search for unidentified aerial phenomena, other interstellar objects (such as ‘Oumuamua, pictured) and satellites created by ETCs
Last month, Loeb suggested there was a connection between ‘Oumuamua and the US government’s report on UAPs. He said “Oumuamua could have been sent to scan signals from all viewing directions,” looking for sensors a yet-to-be-discovered predecessor has placed in Earth’s atmosphere.
Last month, Loeb suggested there was a connection between ‘Oumuamua and the US government’s report on UAPs.
He said ‘Oumuamua could have been sent to scan signals from all viewing directions, looking for sensors a yet-to-be-discovered predecessor has placed in Earth’s atmosphere.
“Based on astronomical observations, ‘Oumuamua was found to have highly anomalous properties that defy well-understood natural explanations,’ Loeb added in the statement.
“We can only speculate whether ‘Oumuamua can be explained by never-before-seen natural explanations, or by stretching our imagination into whether ‘Oumuamua is perhaps an alien technological object, similar to a very thin light sail or communication dish, which would fit into the astronomical data pretty good.’
The Harvard researcher has previously said there should be “a quadrillion” objects in the solar system that resemble ‘Oumuamua, if they have natural origins.
To date, astronomers have found only two ISOs: ‘Oumuamua and Comet 2I/Borisov, which was discovered in 2019.
A number of theories — including that it is a hydrogen iceberg or nitrogen iceberg — have been postulated about the origin or composition of the 900-meter cigar-shaped ‘Oumuamua since it was discovered in October 2017.
Our first interstellar visitor sailed past Earth at 97,200 mph in 2017, but what exactly was Oumuamua?
A cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua sailed past Earth at 156,428 km/h in October.
It was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii on October 19 and was observed 34 different times the following week.
Named for the Hawaiian term for “scout” or “messenger,” it passed over Earth at about 85 times the distance from the moon.
It was the first interstellar object seen in the solar system and it amazed astronomers.
It was initially thought that the object could be a comet.
However, it doesn’t exhibit any of the classic behaviors expected from comets, such as a dusty tail of water ice particles.
The asteroid is up to 400 meters long and very elongated – perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide.
That aspect ratio is greater than that of any asteroid or asteroid seen to date in our solar system.
But the asteroid’s slightly red hue—particularly pale pink—and varying brightness are remarkably similar to objects in our own solar system.
About the size of the pickle skyscraper in London, some astronomers believed it was piloted by aliens because of the enormous distance the object traveled without being destroyed — and the proximity of its journey around Earth.
Alien hunters at SETI — the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence based at Berkeley University, California — said there was a possibility the rock was “an alien artifact.”
But scientists at Queen’s University Belfast took a close look at the object and said it appears to be an asteroid, or “planetesimal” as originally thought.
Researchers believe the cigar-shaped asteroid had a “violent past,” after looking at the light bouncing off its surface.
They don’t know exactly when the violent collision happened, but they think the tumbling of the lone asteroid will continue for at least a billion years.
Last month, the Pentagon’s long-awaited report on the topic of “unidentified aerial phenomenon” (UAPs) failed to explain 140 of the 144 sightings from 2004.
The released June 25 report, from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, added that it contains insufficient data to determine the nature of mysterious flying objects.
“In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics,” the report said.
“Some UAPs appeared to stall with airborne winds, move upwind, maneuver abruptly or move at significant speed, with no discernible propulsion means. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.
“The UAPTF contains a small amount of data showing that UAP demonstrates acceleration or some degree of signature management. Additional rigorous analysis is needed by multiple teams or groups of technical experts to determine the nature and validity of this data.
“We are conducting further analyzes to determine whether breakthrough technologies have been demonstrated.”
The term UFO has recently been replaced by an unidentified aerial phenomenon, especially in light of the fact that the US Pentagon released three videos in April 2020.
Only one of the 144 reports of UFOs – or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena as the government calls them – can be explained, while the others can hardly be classified
The government report says 144 UFOs — or UAPs — were reported between 2004 and 2021.
These reports include a spherical flying object that buzzes over Navy warships and disappears into the Pacific Ocean, a tic-tac-shaped flying object that mimics the maneuvers of Super Hornet pilots, and pyramid-shaped flying objects.
The only one that can be explained with “high confidence” is a deflated balloon.
Because the reported UAPs exhibited unusual flight characteristics and exhibited different appearances and behaviors, the report groups the UAPs into five categories.
1. Airborne Clutter – These objects include birds, balloons, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or air debris such as plastic bags that obscure a scene and affect an operator’s ability to identify real targets, such as enemy aircraft.
2. Natural Atmospheric Phenomena – Natural atmospheric phenomena include ice crystals, moisture and thermal fluctuations that can register on some infrared and radar systems.
3. USG or US Industry Development Programs – Some UAP sightings can be attributed to developments and classified programs by US entities. The report states, “However, we were unable to confirm that these systems were responsible for the UAP reports we collected.”
4. Opponents’ Foreign Systems – Some UAPs may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity, but the report says the US doesn’t know a nation has technology that has been reported.
5. An all-encompassing ‘other’ bin – Most of the UAPs described in the dataset are likely to remain unidentified due to limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis and may require additional scientific knowledge and advances to categorize them. “The UAPTF plans to focus additional analysis on the small number of cases where a UAP appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics or signature management,” the report said.