web tracker

Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

In Others, Technology

Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology.

The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals being broadcast from a cigar-shaped body which was first spotted in the solar system in October. The body arrived from interstellar space and reached a peak speed of 196,000 mph as it swept past the sun.

Scientists on the Breakthrough Listen project, which searches for evidence of alien civilisations, said the Green Bank telescope would monitor the object, named ‘Oumuamua, from Wednesday. The first phase of observations is expected to last 10 hours and will tune in to four different radio transmission bands.

“Most likely it is of natural origin, but because it is so peculiar, we would like to check if it has any sign of artificial origin, such as radio emissions,” said Avi Loeb, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and an adviser to the Breakthrough Listen project. “If we do detect

Join Our Newsletter!

Love Daynight? We love to tell you about our new stuff. Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

Court prevents transfer or sale of Udayanga’s properties

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued an order preventing several properties belonging to former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga

Read More...

Importing vehicles without seat belts, airbags banned from July

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Finance says that the importation of motor vehicles below emission standards of the Euro IV

Read More...

Only Pakistan and Lanka know how to defeat terrorism – Pakistan Army Chief

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka were probably the only

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu