Astronomers Have Discovered a New Extraterrestrial Signal

Astronomers Have Discovered a New Extraterrestrial Signal

The question of the existence of extraterrestrials has always been in the interest of humans. Although there is no evidence for this yet, high-tech space telescopes could shed light on a new discovery.

Astronomers have discovered a new signal from Proxima Centauri, the star system closest to the sun. According to the statement, this signal is the most genuine one since 1977.

Parkes telescope in Australia detected a narrow beam of radio waves, in April and May 2019 during 30-hour observations. No ground-based equipment (such as a radio telescope) or satellite has yet been detected during the analysis of these waves.

The question of the existence of extraterrestrials has always been in the interest of humans.  Although there is no evidence for this yet, high-tech space telescopes could shed light on a new discovery.

A signal from far far away.

According to The Guardian‘s report, while work is underway for the signal from Proxima Centauri; which is 4.24 light years from the Sun, an employee in the team stated that this signal was the most genuine one after the first signal discovered in 1977. The first signal was a short-lived narrow-band radio signal. I was received during a call by the Big Ear Radio Observatory in Ohio in 1977.

The signal from Proxima Centauri is important because this system is the closest star system to the Sun. Although we cannot see it with naked eye, Proxima Centauri has been heavily scrutinized by astronomers. According to the information, at least two planets orbit the star. One of them is a gas giant and the other is a planet about 17 percent larger than Earth. The temperature of this planet, called Proxima b, is in the habitable zone category because it is suitable for water.

However, this does not necessarily proves the existence of water on Proxima b. In 2017, scientists at NASA showed that intense radiation and solar explosions released by its parent star can easily destroy Proxima b if it had an Earth-like atmosphere.