Sunday, September 19

Astrophysicist Says When We Will Find Extraterrestrial Technology | Digital Trends Spanish

Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is known for his particular interpretation of Oumuamua, considered the first object to come from beyond the borders of our solar system.

In his book Extraterrestrial: Humanity at the first sign of intelligent life beyond Earth, the controversial astrophysicist assures that the object has an artificial nature and would be the result of a technology developed by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.

Now, the professional has published an opinion article in the magazine Scientific American, where he reflects on the moment when humanity could make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.

Loeb believes that the first electromagnetic signals that humans send into space, materialized in radio waves at the end of the 19th century, may have already traveled the distance necessary for them to be captured by an extraterrestrial civilization equipped with advanced technology.

These waves have traveled through space at the speed of light for a little over a century. In this way, if an extraterrestrial intelligence, which is at a distance of close to one hundred light years, received the signal and proposed to respond to us through the same route, we could receive news of it at the beginning of the XXII century.

However, the Harvard astrophysicist heads a project that proposes to search for extraterrestrial intelligence in a different way. This is the Galileo Project, which consists of deploying a network of new telescopes specially manufactured to explore space and search near the Earth for objects similar to Oumuamua.

This is a much more direct method and with which objects that would not have a natural origin could be found.

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