Scientists Claim To Have Found 234 Alien Civilizations

Two astronomers, Ermanno Borra and his graduate student Eric Trottier, from the Lval University in Quebec have recently analysed over 2.5 million stars and galaxies for pulse of light emitted at regular intervals. The team of the astronomers believes that alien civilizations are behind those pulses of light or signals.

The team of researchers analysed the Fourier Transform (FT) of the light spectrum. The FT is a mathematical tool that allows us to work out where the components of a signal come from. The FT analysis has found periodic modulated components which are caused by rapid light pulses (less than a trillionth of a second) generated by Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (ETI).

In the paper, from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, they removed every other explanation such as instrumental effects, rotation of molecules, rapid stellar pulsations, and peculiar chemistry. This whole case is very interesting.

“We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an ETI signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this hypothesis,” the researchers wrote in the paper.

“The fact that they are only found in a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range centered near the spectral type of the Sun is also in agreement with the ETI hypothesis.”

These very fast pulses will have to be generated by extremely powerful lasers, which are, to some extent, similar to the one at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In previous publications Borra has stated that this area of astronomy has not been investigated as much, which raises the question on why these aliens would choose to communicate in a complicated and energy-consuming way.

The researchers admit that although they believe aliens is the most likely explanation, this is yet to be confirmed. Stephen Hawking-backed project Breakthrough Listen will initiate a follow-up observations of these 234 stars.

However, his team at UC Berkeley, where the project's science program is based, invite people to be sceptical.

The Breakthrough Listen team said in a statement. “The one in 10,000 objects with unusual spectra seen by Borra and Trottier are certainly worthy of additional study. However, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. It is too early to unequivocally attribute these purported signals to the activities of extra-terrestrial civilizations,”

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