Project Breakthrough Listen Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, aimed at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, has collected nearly two petabytes of data. Now they are laid out in open access. So, now anyone can look for a Hello from aliens in the files posted within this record, a large-scale search for brothers on reason.
Recall that the project started in 2016. In 2018, astronomers began to search for signals across the Galaxy. For this they used the Australian CSIRO Parkes telescope, seriously upgraded with the money of Milner.
On this telescope and was received half provided today data. Due to its geographical position it is ideal for observations of the galactic plane. But that’s where most of the stars, and therefore probably planets. The second half of the data were collected at the Green Bank radio telescope in the United States. Researchers looking for signals of aliens at frequencies from 1 to 12 GHz.
About half of the data collected was obtained at the Parkes telescope.Photo CSIRO.
This is the second data release Breakthrough Listen. First released in 2019, and since then the number of the information received has doubled.
the project Participants invited experts from around the world to participate in the analysis of the collected data.
“Of all our observations, probably 20% or 30% of the data were analyzed and included in the [science] article, says Simen, Andrew (Andrew Siemion) from the SETI Institute. – Our goal is to perform them not just 100% but 1000% or 2000%. We want to perform them many times.”
Among the data already processed by the experts, were very interesting. For example, astronomers searched for radio signals from the 20 nearest stars are arranged so that their systems can detect the Earth by the method of transits. Tools of the observers were sensitive enough to detect a directional transmitter power as the Arecibo radio telescope.
In search of signals of extraterrestrial civilizations, astronomers have collected nearly two petabytes of data.Illustration Of Breakthrough Listen.
the researchers Also checked whether the zoom is not interstellar Wanderers Omwamwi and Borisov.
so far, no obviously artificial radiation was found. But astronomers do not despair because most of the searches is yet to come.
for Example, enthusiasts are going to check out the center area of the Galaxy. There is a daring hypothesis that supercivilization could use its Central black hole as a power source for the transmitters.
By the way, now to find greetings from the aliens and joins the famous VLA radio telescope. The astronomers will review its programme of observations, just all the data collected will now be analysed for two purposes. Astrophysics will explore the Universe, and enthusiasts contact – to search for messages from brothers in mind. To this end, the SETI Institute will be installed at the VLA special interface.
By the way, before “News.Science” (nauka.vesti.ru) wrote that in the search for extraterrestrial civilizations sometimes made astronomical discoveries. By the way, such surveys are not limited to the radio.