A team of scientists will look for evidence of technologies crafted by intelligent alien civilizations.
It’s known as The Galileo Project and it’s a new research endeavour led by Harvard University’s Avi Loeb. It involves the teamwork of scientists from multiple institutions across the globe, and they’ve all got the same goal in mind — finding evidence of extraterrestrial technology in space that might show up in astronomical observations and survey data recorded by telescopes.
This kind of tech could be from orbital platforms around a planet, space probes, ships or even larger megastructures, like platforms designed to harvest the power of a star or black hole.
The project is currently developing new algorithms using artificial intelligence, too.
“Science should not reject potential extraterrestrial explanations because of social stigma or cultural preferences that are not conducive to the scientific method of unbiased, empirical inquiry,” said Avi Loeb of Harvard University. “We now must ‘dare to look through new telescopes,’ both literally and figuratively.”
With the topic of UAPs — unidentified aerial phenomena — being more relevant now than ever before, there is a lot of interest in the possibility that we are being visited by intelligent aliens.
If such beings are really out there in space, it’s possible the Galileo Project will find substantial evidence.
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