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New search launched for alien life to find proof of extraterrestrials

16 Feb 2020 12:57, Somoy English Desk
New search launched for alien life to find proof of extraterrestrials
New search launched for alien life to find proof of extraterrestrials

New research has been started for searching alien life, says the scientist.

The new plan uses the latest techniques to retouch the skies in the hope of finding data that could be a hint of extraterrestrial talent.

And they will also make the data from their researches gainable to the public in the hope that citizen scientists can spot strong proof in what they have found.

The researchers at the SETI Institute, which is following to looking for alien life, are hunting for "technosignatures", or indication in the data that evoke they could be coming from planets that are home to other beings.

They could be anything from smelling hints of chemicals on alien worlds to hint that there could be structures or lasers on other planets.

"Realizing whether we are alone in the creation as technologically capable life is among the most compelling questions in science," says Dr Tony Beasley, director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) telescope based in Virginia, US,

SETI scientists design to display a system that will "piggyback" on the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope based in Mexico and supply data to their technosignature search system.

Dr Beasley added: "As the VLA manages its current scientific watching, this new system will allow for more and significant use for the data we're already collecting."

The experts said that Life forms, whether intelligent or not, can produce detectable indicators such as large amounts of oxygen, smaller amounts of methane, and a variety of other chemicals.

Hence, scientists are also developing computer models to reproduce extraterrestrial conditions that can help support future searches for habitable planets and life beyond the solar system.

"Earth-sized planets will have the ability to observe the atmosphere by the nearest cool constellation to the coming telescopes in space and in the earth, so it is important to understand how best to identify the habitats and signs of life on these planets."

Victoria Meadows, the lead investigator at NASA's Virtual Planetary Laboratory at the University of Washington, said the study was conducted to identify extraneous habitats.

"These computer models will support us to determine whether an audited planet is more or less likely to support life."

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