Galileo Project to search for the Extraterrestrial life| Oumuamua

Harvard-based Galileo Project will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life from the alien technology.
Extraterrestrial life is hypothetical life that may exist or may have existed in the universe outside of Earth maybe in exoplanets.

Exoplanet

An exoplanet is any planet outside our solar system that can orbit other stars, or can be a free-floating exoplanet also called a rogue planet.
The first exoplanets were discovered in the 1990s and since then thousands of exoplanets were discovered using a variety of detection methods.
It is very rare for astronomers to see an exoplanet through their telescopes which are called direct imaging. A very few exoplanets were discovered through direct imaging.
Most of the exoplanets are found through indirect methods like measuring the dimming of a star that may occur due to a planet passing in front of it, called the transit method, or another method is through Doppler shift.

Why do the Scientists search for extraterrestrial life by looking at alien technology?

Due to the following reasons:

(1) Oumuamua:

Oumuamua is the first known interstellar object detected passing through our Solar System by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope in 2017.

Oumuamua was not like just any comet and not only it was from interstellar space, but it also flashed like a lighthouse beacon.The most important thing about it was that it accelerated as it passed the sun as if it was a weak rocket engine pumping out some sort of propellant. Comets also do this, but their propellant that is water vapor is visible to the telescopes. So whatever which was pushing ‘Oumuamua was not that.

The alien technology theory by Harvard astrophysicist Loeb, suggests that the object was manufactured by some alien civilization that accelerated it with the pressure of solar radiation. But some other scientists don’t like the theory.

(2) The other reason is that in June, the Office of the US Director of National Intelligence announced that some military reports of UFOs (Unidentified flying objects), or UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) seem real.

What will the Galileo project do?

The Galileo Project will set up an AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered network that can search the skies for UFOs, extraterrestrial life, and more

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