Project Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Breakthrough Listen told about the first results of the search for extraterrestrial life. We found 11 potential signals.
For the study used the largest telescope in the world, the FAST , located in China, the US telescope GBT and another one of the Parkes Observatory in Australia.
Since the beginning of 2016 gathered more than a million gigabytes of data signals from space.
– There is hope –
Traces of alien life is not found. But discovered 11 suspicious signals of unknown origin. Scientists themselves are inclined to the natural origin of these signals, but does not deny the other options.
They are offering to anyone who wishes to study the data and draw their own conclusions. Information is available on the website Breakthrough Listen project.
– Disappointment –
Astronomers have found no signals from the star Alpha Centauri, and we ask for. So there is no reason to think that a new open planet Proxima Centauri b is life.
However, scientists believe that the future will be able to say for sure whether there is life outside the Earth or not. It has to wait for a new generation of telescopes.
– Big mission –
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stiven Hoking in July 2015 announced Breakthrough Listen project to search for extraterrestrial life.
Milner has allocated $ 100 million for the rental of telescopes, the development of signal reception technologies for payment of work of astronomers.
As Miller and Hawking, along with Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder) working on the project Breakthrough Starhot. By the star Alpha Centauri sent a miniature ship sails laser to search for extraterrestrial life.
But this will happen only after 20 years.