NASA’s new planet hunter just found its first alien world
According to a new study, NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has detected that the first strange world, a ‘super-Earth’ that is likely to evaporate in the heat of the star.
If E. T. is there, NASA thinks that it is a new way to find him – the keeping track of the time he spends on his iPhone.
NASA is upping the quest for the question of whether we are alone in the universe, using new tools in an effort to “technosignatures” that can come from advanced civilizations.
The government space agency is organising a workshop in Houston to use “technosignatures, signs or signals it says can provide evidence of a technologically advanced civilization.
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“Technosignatures signs or signals, which if observed, would enable us to conclude to the existence of technological life elsewhere in the universe,” NASA said on its website. “The most famous technosignature of radio signals, but there are many others that have not been explored fully.”
Under the scope of in search of aliens, “technosignatures” are generally limited to communication signals, but any form of proof, such as “radio or laser emissions, signs of massive structures or an atmosphere full of pollutants might imply intelligence,” NASA added.
NASA has several tools that can be used to search for exoplanets, including $337 million alien planet hunting on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, known as TESS.
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Earlier this month, NASA released the first images of TESS. Included in the first batch of photos are the Large Magellanic Cloud, and the bright star R Doradus, among several other planets and stars that may be home to alien life.
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) have recently been discovered, originating from deep space, but there is no explanation for what causes them.
Most recently, unusual and mysterious radio bursts” were detected 3 billion light years from Earth, thanks to the artificial intelligence program to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
“Complex life may be located in the cognitive systems that can use technology in a way that can be perceived,” NASA wrote in its 2015 Astrobiology Strategy paper. “No one knows that the chance, but we know that it is not zero.”
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However, it is not clear whether we’ll ever find evidence of advanced civilizations, such as put forward by the physicist Enrico Fermi with Fermi paradox, which states “that if another intelligent life form was, indeed, we would have fulfilled it now.”
On the other hand, astronomer Frank Drake created a formula in 1961, known as the Drake equation, which theorizes that there are approximately 10,000 potential intelligent civilizations in the milky way, so the subject for much debate in the scientific community.
For its part, NASA says it will continue to look for signs of extraterrestrial life, even if they have not found anything yet.
“Although we are always looking for signs of extraterrestrial life, NASA is the strengthening of exploring the solar system and beyond to help humanity answer whether we are alone in the universe,” NASA said on its website.
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