Has the search for alien life been renewed? It appears so, according to the latest telescope facility proposals across the world.
The last week of September saw a group of scientists introduce to the world their proposal to set up a large telescope in space. The new telescope, Space.com reported, is said to be more powerful than the current space observatories today, including the famous Hubble. The High Definition Space Telescope (HDST) is a hundred times more capable in detecting faint light from very faraway stars or galaxies. With a budget of 8 to 9 million dollars, the group aims to launch the telescope into space for positioning in the 2030s.
In the same week, the government of India launched its first space observatory. Along with other US satellites, Forbes said that the Astrosat, or the “mini-Hubble,” has the capability to detect distant celestial objects in ultraviolet and visible light, as well as X-Ray waveband. The launch, which was spearheaded by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), received a congratulatory remarks from none other than Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“This is one more grand accomplishment for Indian science and our scientists,” Mori stated on Twitter.
Is There “Life” In Space?
NBC News reported that despite the numerous investments in telescope observatories to further study on alien life, a new survey concluded that out of the collection of 100,000 most promising galaxies out there, there was no sign of energy waste found that would indicate that there are really aliens.
The study, which was conducted by University of Leiden professor and scientific director of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) Michael Garrett, revealed that the 93 sources of energy emissions found by a team of astronomers from the Pennsylvania State University using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft of NASA was just natural occurrences like massive star formations.
Referring to the measurement scale used to rank the energy use of civilizations, he said in a statement, "The original research at Penn State has already told us that such systems are very rare, but the new analysis suggests that this is probably an understatement, and that advanced Kardashev Type III civilizations basically don't exist in the local universe. It's not what we would predict from the physical laws that explain so well the rest of the physical universe."
However, the possibility of alien life cannot be dismissed knowing that the universe is an ever-expanding, changing expanse that threatens life, including ours.
Italian-American scientist Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli, chief scientist at Thunder Energies Corporation (OTCQB: TNRG) discovered antimatter galaxies, asteroids and cosmic rays by using the Santilli telescope he had also developed in November 2013. According to the paper documenting the celestial event, the discovery was later confirmed by a team of scientists who used Santilli’s telescope and a telescope fashioned under Galileo Galilei’s mathematics.
Antimatter, which is the negative counterpart of matter, has been considered by Galilei, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, including their disciples, nonexistent in the large scale structure of the universe, Santilli said. However, this has been further debunked by several incidents of antimatter explosion caused by the negative counterparts of such celestial bodies. Blastr.com took this theory further and said that the risk of antimatter explosions or collisions may have strip nearby inhabitable planets or galaxies in space of alien life.
Citing a report by Daily Galaxy, the site said super supernovas like SN2007bi, which are 200 times bigger than our Sun, get completely destroyed by “runaway thermonuclear reactions triggered by gamma-ray-driven antimatter production.” The resulting blast will reportedly kill off any alien life form within the area.