How To Hunt For Aliens?

Posted: Mar 2 2016, 6:41am CST | by , Updated: Mar 2 2016, 7:22am CST, in News | Latest Science News

How to Hunt Aliens?
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  • Are we Missing the Signals coming from Aliens in Outer Space?

The question is a legitimate one. Are we actually missing the signals that are coming loud and clear from aliens in outer space?

Some of the signals coming from outer space are very weak. They might thus be subject to being ignored by astronomers and others in search of extraterrestrial life in the universe.

As the race for finding signs of aliens in space speeds up, there are those who claim that the fault lies in our limited senses which cannot pick up the signals arriving from the far pavilions of space.

This theory suggested by two astrophysicists has its strengths. Just like we are searching for extraterrestrials in space using our limited capabilities, so they too are hindered by their signaling devices.

It’s curious when you think about it, but this may be true. Most of the observers on earth are viewing distant planets and stars in search of alien life.

They see them indirectly using their shadows as they pass in front of other stars. Without looking at these far off worlds directly, scientists can still gather a ton of data about them.

Even via the methodologies of gauging average star light and temperatures, scientists have come to know more than enough about these distant heavenly bodies.

There are in fact many places in outer space where the chances of life and living creatures are a very real possibility. The study was published in the journal Astrobiology.

The question was turned on its head when the two astrophysicists asked whether the aliens were not using similar methods to locate those that were different from them (that would be us humans). It is an intriguing query.

The lesson for us in all this is that we ought to look to the Earth Transit Zone. This is the thin slice of area that lies between the sun and the earth as the latter passes in front of it.

The astrophysicists said that while nothing can be said with surety, the aliens (if they are there) would probably have to use the same physical conditions to gain any knowledge of us.

So they would be looking in the direction of the Earth Transit Zone. Already 100,000 planets and moons have been detected by our radio telescopes.

These are suitable for life to flourish freely. It is a highly anthropomorphic sort of reasoning that places us humans at the acme of all evolution and creation. There might be more intelligent and advanced alien civilizations in outer space.

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