A report published in the Chinese newspaper Science and Technology Daily, which Fox News describes as a state-sponsored news agency, claims that Sky Eye the largest radio telescope in the world in China, they found possible evidence of extraterrestrial life.
And then the report was deleted, leaving only the message “page not found”.
To be more specific, the report from Beijing Normal University claims:
“Cases of several cases of possible technological traces and extraterrestrial civilization outside of Earth.”
So for those unfamiliar with science, they refer to electromagnetic signals.
Of course, if the discovery of alien artifacts or products had indeed been made, it would be, to put it mildly, incredible news. So what’s going on?
So, our government is holding a hearing on UFOs, NASA says it will take time to study UFOs, and China is doing that… I’m sorry, but will the aliens show up this year and that’s their way of warning us? pic.twitter.com/7ubk92l8UP
– You Nikki 💛🐝 (@NikkiBrinksCO) June 16, 2022
Think of the Source
The fact that the report came from China and was then deleted does not inspire confidence in its validity. Even the project’s chief scientist, Zhang Tongji, said they may have captured our radio interference.
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In fact, radio interference is usually a significant problem when it comes to looking for life “outside”.
“All the signals detected by SETI (Alien Intelligence Search) researchers so far have been made by our own civilization, not another civilization.”
– Engadget (@engadget) September 4, 2021
He goes on to say:
“It is becoming difficult to make SETI observations from the surface of our planet.”
So that begs the question, if we can’t hear them, maybe they can hear us? And if that’s true, what should we tell them, if anything?
CONNECTED: The truth can very well be “outside”
Heavenly message in a bottle
Jonathan Jiang, a scientist from NASA’s famous jet propulsion laboratory, has put together what is called Lighthouse in the galaxy message. The message contains various scientific principles written in binary code – such as basic mathematics, chemistry and biology of the Earth.
Scientists plan to send a message to every life they can listen to in our Milky Way. They call it the “lighthouse in # Galaxy“The message will contain mathematics, physics, images of human figures, our DNA and a road map to Earth: https://t.co/DTFjghx7K6.
📸 arXiv pic.twitter.com/e7qbH1rpWN
– EarthSky (@earthskyscience) April 21, 2022
What eventually got more coverage in the news was the fact that the message also contained nude images of people. If they exist, I suspect there may be concerns that our alien neighbors may understand our message and slide left instead of right onto our small intergalactic image of Tinder.
This is not the first time we have sent a message into space on purpose. In 2017, we sent a message to ‘Luyten’s star’12 light years from us and inside Broadcast by NASA in 2008 the Beatles’ hit song “Across the Universe”.
The first attempt was made in 1974. Called Message from Areciboit contained information such as atomic numbers, an image of our solar system, an image of a human, and an image of the Arecibo telescope.
The Arecibo message was sent to the globular cluster M13 on a day like today 47 years ago. Today, there is no other radar on our planet as powerful as Arecibo to send such a message again. Check out the trailer for the new one #AreciboMovie https://t.co/0sMNqkeiZf pic.twitter.com/BzPCBS01EU
– Prof. Abel Mendez (@ProfAbelMendez) November 16, 2021
Some scientists think it’s a bad idea to “jam” our hypothetical neighbors with a radio signal. I’ve watched Predator, Aliens and Alien against. Predator. They don’t turn out very well for people.
Astrophysicist Lucian Walkowicz say it terribly:
“It could be something that puts an end to life on Earth, and it could be something that accelerates the ability to live a quality life on Earth. There is no way to know. “
How comforting. But again, we’ve been designing messages in space all this time. So a few binary nude photos of us probably won’t be as shocking as the old episodes of MTV’s “The Real World” or any number of videos of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made by themselves.
Even NASA wants part of the action
NASA recently announced that it will investigate the popular problem of unidentified air phenomenon (UAP). Learning will run for nine months and is funded by an incredible $ 100,000.
$ 100,000? Am I the only one who hears Billy Bob Thornton’s character from Armageddon say to the president, “Excuse me, but the sky is a big ass” about why NASA hasn’t seen the huge asteroid ending in Earth?
Some believe that this move is just an attempt to legitimize the claims of the Ministry of Defense that they do not hide evidence of UAP. I would not normally agree with this theory, as I do not think that our government is capable of coordinating anything between organizations.
Six days ago, NASA launched its first (public) UFO study.
Days later, the Russian space agency said they were also studying UFOs.
China now says it has detected signals that may be from “alien civilizations.”
The time of ALL these messages is NOT random … pic.twitter.com/eYIRwzbPeV
– Uri Geller (@theurigeller) June 16, 2022
But at such a ridiculously low price, it’s hard not to raise your eyebrows or just laugh out loud, as I did.
Maybe the government should leave science to scientists
Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb is the co-founder of the Galileo project. The Galileo project aims to search for artifacts from extraterrestrial technological civilizations (ETCs) or what they call techsignatures.
If you don’t know what that means, it’s okay; nor I. As far as I could tell, they were looking for ET’s armor, which may have fallen from his ship.
Putting the joke aside, this is an exciting concept and with $ 1.8 million is certainly better funded by NASA’s research. According to Mr Loebthe goal is to “Те Clear the fog through transparent and scientific analysis by collecting our own data, not government-owned sensor-based data, because most of that data is classified.”
Some in the scientific community applaud his efforts. For example, Gregory Lauchlin, an astrophysicist at Yale, said:
“He organized a scientific attack on a problem that is disappointingly unclear.”
However, others have a lot of criticism. For example, Columbia University astrophysicist Caleb Scharf said:
“He mixed legitimate scientists with these peripheral people.”
The “mediocre” people he’s talking about are people like former UK Department of Defense employee and frequent visitor to the Ancient Aliens Nick Pope and the Pentagon robber and former AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) Luis Eliso .
ah @Tsoukalos meets @davidduchovny; that alien-type meme pictured with Fox. Mulder meets Tsukalos. The X-Files collide with ancient aliens. # давиддуховни #foxmulder #xfiles #aliencon # aliencon2018 #IwasonAlienAliens ~ @CryptoLoren pic.twitter.com/FE8uVnjyxA
– Lauren Coleman (@CryptoLoren) June 18, 2018
However, I think Mr. Loeb has a good counter-argument:
“Science should not reject potential extraterrestrial explanations because of social stigma or cultural preferences that are not conducive to the scientific method of impartial empirical research.”
From here to where?
Mr. says Loeb“We must ‘now dare to look through new telescopes,’ both literally and figuratively,” and that “science must be unbiased.” I couldn’t agree more.
Our fascination with what is “there” is innate in our psyche. Mankind has been doing this since we could find records. Maybe it’s a need not to feel alone, to find meaning and purpose, or maybe we can’t help but wonder.
Finding out what a UAP is and whether or not we are alone is not easy. Astrobiologist Jacob Huck Egypt said about all the recent endeavors:
“There is a lot of public discourse on other topics such as crop circles, abductions from aliens and paranormal stories that cloud the waters.”
Has China found evidence of extraterrestrial life? I doubt it, but again I doubt almost everything from China. I’m generally skeptical. But I think it’s important that we keep looking and looking for what can be there.
Let’s hope they don’t try to destroy us when “they” arrive. Although I imagine they will be more surprised that we do not walk around naked.
– N8🐕 (@UallNV) June 16, 2022
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