Galileo project to explore technologies from other worlds
The SETI project, which seeks life from other worlds, is well known. The project, called Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), began in 1960. The SETI project uses powerful radio transmitters from around the world to capture and listen to radio waves from space. The SETI project focused on the search for radio and laser signals, which could come mainly from space stars.
The Galileo Project was officially launched on July 26. The project will search for extraterrestrial objects in the sky and space that could come from outside the Earth. Non-natural objects are artificial objects of extraterrestrial origin. For example, fragments of a spacecraft; Antenna poles; And so on.
The Galileo project was started by Avi Loeb, an astronomer at Harvard University’s Astronomy Department. He told Discover magazine: “In early July, he was called by his department heads and told them that a donor had donated $ 200,000. The money will be used to pay for Abello Ablora. So he went to see the donor. After talking to him, I donated more money. Friends of the donor and those who heard the news added that the total donation was $ 1. It even got 75 million. “And these are donations that I can use as I please without any strings attached.” “Throughout my research life, I have never heard of such donations,” she said.
Loeb became famous last January with his book Extraterrestrial . It is also a bestseller and has been translated into 25 languages so far. But some of his ideas have sparked criticism among scientists. This is because the Oumuamua (pronounced O-Mua-Muaa), the first object to enter the solar system from the outside, is the largest ever encountered by asteroids. Meteorites; This is because of the fact that, unlike comets, there are distinctive features.
“Oumuamua is now heading for Neptune. Then it will go back out of the solar system. “We can never know where this great object came from or what it is made of.” He wrote in his book.
In 2018, the research journal Astrophysical Journal Letters said, “Oumuamua could be a building block for life on another planet. This possibility should not be ignored. ” He said.
After the publication of this book, Extraterrestrial , Loeb became famous. In the last six months, more than 1,000 interviews have been conducted with the media alone. On average, there are about six interviews a day. The message he wants to convey has reached many people. Some donors, especially the wealthy and generous donors to science experiments, are paying close attention.
At present, no donations have been received for him. The donations needed to start the Galileo project have been received. The world’s top universities are California University of Technology (Caltech); Cambridge University; Harvard University; Princeton University; Stockholm University; Experts from the University of Tokyo and other top universities have also agreed to participate.
One of the goals of the Galileo project is to study unidentified flying objects (UFOs). These UFOs are also known as UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena).
On June 25, the head of the US National Intelligence Service reported: “Some UAPs have been found to contain advanced technology. However, the available data is too small to explain the nature of most of these UAPs. ”
Loeb said it was a statement from a government agency. “There are flying objects in the sky that are not sure what is in the sky,” a government department report said. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could study this scientifically? Only then can we learn using standardized research methods. That way everything will be clear, he said.
“You can’t ask a plumber to bake a cake. Similarly, people in the army. Politicians are not taught to think like scientists. “Therefore, it is not appropriate to ask these people to draw conclusions about what they see in the sky.”
The Galileo project team is now planning to use a number of small ground-based microscopes. The lenses will be about 10 inches in diameter and will be connected to a camera and computer. These computers will also be connected to the network.
“We will use the data here as astronomers to study data from space telescopes,” he said. But the stars in the distance, Instead of looking for planets, we will look for objects flying nearby at very high speeds. ”
He aims to gather enough data over the next year and allow the public and the scientific community to freely study this information.
Harvard University officials asked him if the job (UFO search) was included in his university job description. “Every day I have to research what I get from telescopes,” he said. “Now it’s just telescopes.”
Another goal of the Galileo project was to develop programs and methods that could detect objects like the Oumuamua coming from outside the solar system. This program automatically scans for information obtained from regular telescopes to look for possible objects coming from other stars.
“If we could find these objects early and detect them, we would at least send a spacecraft to take pictures with good quality,” he said. You do not even have to go to NASA to tell adults. You can even talk to people like Elon Musk, ”he added.
Avi Loeb, a researcher at Harvard University who led the Galileo project