An international group of researchers led by the Harvard astronomer, who believes the first interstellar object discovered was an “optical sail” from another civilization, has announced a new project to search for signs of “extraterrestrial technological civilizations” (ETCs) in space.
The researchers – known as Project Galileo – led by Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb – will use artificial intelligence and probe data from current and future astronomical surveys and high-resolution telescopes.
The project will have three objectives: the search for unidentified atmospheric phenomena (UAP), other interstellar objects such as Oumuamua and satellites created by ETCs.
After the latest version of [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] In a report on Unidentified Atmospheric Phenomena (UAP), the scientific community needs to resolve to search systematically, scientifically and transparently for potential evidence of extraterrestrial technological equipment, Loeb said in a statement.
“The impact of any discovery of extraterrestrial technology on science, our technology, and our view of the world at large would be enormous.”
Loeb continued: “Given the recently discovered abundance of exoplanets in the habitable zone, with the potential for extraterrestrial life, Project Galileo is dedicated to the proposition that humans can no longer ignore the potential presence of ETC.
Science should not dismiss potential extraterrestrial explanations because of social stigma or cultural preferences that are not conducive to the scientific method of unbiased empirical research. We must now “daring to search through new telescopes,” literally and figuratively. ”
The project took its name from the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (who used telescopes to make a number of discoveries, including the four largest of Jupiter’s moons) due to the possibility of discovering the centers of the ETC, possibly as early as 2023, thanks to the Vera C Rubin Observatory . .
Last month, Loeb noted a link between “Oumuamua” and the US government’s report on unpaid work programmes.
He said that “Oumuamua could have been sent” to “scan signals from all viewing directions” for sensors placed by an as-yet-undiscovered predecessor in Earth’s atmosphere.
“Based on astronomical observations, ‘Oumuamua has been shown 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 natural explanations never seen before, or by extending our imaginations to ‘Maybe ‘Oumuamua is an extraterrestrial technological being, resembling a very light sailing dish or a communications dish, which would fit in with astronomical space. The data is fairly well.
The Harvard researcher previously said that there must be “quadrillion” of ‘Oumuamua-like’ objects within the solar system if it had a natural origin.
So far, astronomers have found only two ISOs: ‘Oumuamua and Comet 2I/Borisov, discovered in 2019.
A number of theories – including that it is a hydrogen iceberg or nitrogen iceberg – have been theorized about the origins or composition of the 900-foot cigar since its discovery in October 2017.
Last month, the Pentagon’s long-awaited report on the topic of ‘unidentified atmospheric phenomena’ (UAPs) offered no explanation for 140 of the 144 observations dating back to 2004.
The declassified June 25 report, which came from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, added that it lacked sufficient data to determine the nature of the mysterious flying objects.
“In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics,” the report read.
Some UAPs appear to remain stationary in high winds, move upwind, maneuver abruptly, or move very quickly, without recognizable means of thrust. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed the radio frequency (RF) energy associated with the UAP sighting.
UAPTF maintains a small amount of data that appears to show UAP acceleration or some degree of signature management. Careful additional analysis by multiple teams or groups of technical experts is required to determine the nature and validity of this data.
“We are conducting further analysis to determine if advanced technologies have been demonstrated.”
The term UFO has recently been replaced by an unidentified aerial phenomenon, especially in light of the US Pentagon’s declassification of three videos in April 2020.
Only one of the 144 reports of UFOs – or unknown atmospheric phenomena as the government calls them – can be explained while the others can hardly be classified.
The government report says there were 144 foreign objects – or UAPs – reported between 2004 and 2021.
These reports include a spherical flying object buzzing over Navy warships and disappearing 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 thing that can be interpreted with “high confidence” is a deflated balloon.
Because the reported UAPs exhibited unusual flight characteristics and displayed a range of appearances and behaviors, the report grouped UAPs into five categories.
1. Airborne chaos – These objects include birds, balloons, unmanned recreational aerial vehicles (UAV) or airborne debris such as plastic bags that blur the scene and affect the operator’s ability to identify real targets, such as enemy aircraft.
2. Natural Atmospheric Phenomena – Natural weather phenomena include ice crystals, moisture and temperature fluctuations that may be recorded in some infrared and radar systems.
3. US Industry Development Programs or US Government Some UAP notes can be attributed to developments and programs classified by US entities. The report states, “We were unable to confirm, however, that these systems represented any of the UAP reports we collected.”
4. Foreign Hostile Systems – Some UAPs may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another country, or a non-governmental entity, but the report says the US is not aware that any country has the reported technology.
5. A generic ‘other’ container – Most of the UAP described in the data set will likely remain anonymous due to data limitations or challenges to set processing or analysis and may require additional scientific knowledge and progress to categorize them. According to the report, the UAPTF intends to focus additional analysis on a small number of cases in which the UAP appears to exhibit unusual flight characteristics or manage signatures.