Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Professor of physics and astronomy Adam Frank (Adam Frank) from the University of Rochester in the US have launched a project to detect extraterrestrial civilizations, based on the disclosure of thesignature — signs of large-scale technological activities that are visible from Earth. About it reported in a press release on the website Phys.org.
Frank received the first ever grant from NASA, which is designed not for developing wireless devices, and for the project to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) associated with thesignature. The scientist believes that alien civilization by their nature, must produce a large amount of energy using the same physical and chemical principles that scientists on Earth. He hopes that together with his colleagues he will be able to develop new methods of search of technologically advanced extraterrestrial intelligence.
The researchers will consider two possible thesignature indicating the existence of intelligent creature on exoplanet. One of them are solar panels, which can be detected in the spectrum of reflected light and the other pollutants in the atmosphere: methane, chlorofluorocarbons and other gases.
Scientist will continue research, including the development of mathematical models for the growth and decline of technological civilization, classifying extraterrestrial civilizations by the use of their energy and work, which is dedicated to the possibility of detecting hypothetical technological civilization that existed in Earth’s past.
Video, photo All from Russia.