1327 The closest search for stars on Earth within the Underground Intelligence Search Program (SETI) failed to find the smallest signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
"There's definitely nothing out there. No advanced civilization sent out space signs to communicate with us, "said study author, astrophysicist Deny Praiss, about" Live Science. "
The study published in the Astrophysical Journal claims that the reasons why alien search results have failed may be different, such as the wrong frequency or the fact that potential alien signals have disappeared in our own radio signal idiocy.
The extraterrestrial quest is part of a larger, ten-year, $ 100 million project funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. The goal of the project is to find in outer space signals that there is an extraterrestrial life that uses technology.
The initiative launched in 2015 is based on two of the world's most powerful telescopes: a 100-meter-wide telescope in West Virginia and a 64-meter-wide telescope in New South Wales, Australia.
At the latest, the scientists analyzed a petabyte (one million gigabytes) of data obtained from these telescopes. More than a thousand stars were covered up to 160 light-years from Earth. During the research, scientists were confronted with a number of interesting signs, but they all came from human sources, such as satellites.
The whole gigantic amount of information will be available soon to the public.
"If anyone thinks the researchers have missed something, they will soon be able to test everything by themselves," said astrophysicist Jason Raits.