Trends of FPJan 08 2021 09:22:17 AM
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University are examining a signal detected by a radio telescope directed at Proxima Centauri. It is the small star adjacent to the Milky Way, and part of the Alpha Centauri star system. The radio signal was originally captured in April-May 2019. In interaction with New York timesSophia Sheikh, a Pennsylvania graduate and lead author of the study, stated that the signal is some kind of technological signal, but the question is whether it’s ground technology or from somewhere else.
The sheikh is part of a $ 100 million effort funded by Russian billionaire investor Yuri Milner to find strange radio waves. This is the first candidate for the Breakthrough Listen, or BLC-1, project. According to an article before he satThis is just a candidate, not a sure sign – something everyone on the project confirmed, including CEO Pete Worden.
The sixty-four-meter-long radio telescope at the Parks Observatory in Australia was used to detect potential signals from Proxima Centauri.
Tell New York times The sign only appears to be shopping in their data when they look in the direction of Proxima Centauri. Andrew Simeon of the Berkeley City Research Center and a Breakthrough Listen investigator added that his instincts tell him that the origin of the signal will be man-made.
Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star orbiting two known planets, one of which is located in the “habitable zone” that could support Earth-like conditions.
In interaction with Scientific AmericanPenn State University professor Jason Wright stated that if one sees such a signal, and it is not coming from the surface of the Earth, one knows that they have discovered extraterrestrial technology.
Talk to Scientific American, The Sheikh also said it’s the most interesting signal they found on the Breakthrough Listen project because they hadn’t had a signal jumping through their filters before.