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Even after 60 million stars, there is still a sign of extraterrestrial life  Science and Planet

Even after 60 million stars, there is still a sign of extraterrestrial life Science and Planet

Astrobiologists developed the “Breakthrough Listen” project First results They announced a new study in which they searched as far away as the center of our galaxy for radio signals from intelligent extraterrestrial life. But nothing was found.

For 7 decades, scientists have been searching for wireless signals that intentionally or intentionally emit from extraterrestrial intelligent life. But even now the question “Are we alone in the universe or not” remains unanswered. The most recent study in the “Breakthrough Listen” project by billionaire Yuri Milner and the late Stephen Hawking did not change that either.

For this study, the team collected at least 600 hours of radio observations using Green Bank Radio and CSIRO’s Parkes Radio telescopes. By doing so, they looked at everything within their field of view in a region between the Earth and the giant black hole at the center of our galaxy. Because this has its advantages. First of all, the number of stars per surface increases as you get closer to the center. Scientists estimate that there are about 60 million stars in their field of view. More stars means more chance of a habitable area. And because they are close to each other, this can have a stimulating effect on the development of interstellar communication and travel. Finally, the center is also the ideal place for an advanced civilization to place a beacon that can send signals to the entire galaxy.

Green Bank Radio Telescope. © Environmental Protection Agency

But there are also drawbacks if you look in this direction. The region closest to the galactic center is uninhabitable due to the harmful radiation, as supernovae explode and clouds of gas as temperatures can rapidly reach millions of degrees. After that, nothing was said about this giant black hole in the middle.

Unfortunately, the researchers did not find repeat radio signals between the frequencies of 0.7 and 93 GHz. There is no extraterrestrial intelligence, although the research is only just beginning. Scientists have been able to document a number of events involving magnetic stars, a type of neutron star. Good news for astronomers studying this type of star.