China Allegedly detects an Alian civilization
China’s science ministry claims to have detected signals from an alien civilization on one of their telescopes.
The signals were discovered earlier this year on the country’s gigantic “Sky Eye” observatory, according to scientists at Beijing Normal University, who have labeled them “strange.”
According to Newsweek, researchers are looking at a variety of “potential technological evidence” from intelligent civilizations outside in the cosmos, according to the Chinese state media outlet Science and Technology Daily.
The narrow-band electromagnetic signals are different from previously captured signals, according to Zhang Tonjie, chief scientist of an extraterrestrial civilization search team co-founded by Beijing Normal University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ National Astronomical Observatory, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Radio interference, on the other hand, could explain the strange signals. More research is needed, according to Zhang.
The study was mysteriously withdrawn from the government-run website with no explanation. Several media outlets, including state-run Chinese news sites, have picked up the story, according to Bloomberg.
The official name of the Sky Eye telescope is the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), and it is the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, with a diameter of 500 meters (equal to 30 football fields, according to the telescope’s website.)
The hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of its stated scientific goals.
In reality, Zhang’s alien search team has come across questionable signals before. While the crew was analyzing data from 2019, they discovered two sets of odd signals in 2020. Bloomberg stated that the scientists discovered another unusual signal in 2022 while examining exoplanets.