New telescope will look for extraterrestrial civilizationons on the nanosecond scale

Astronomers led by physicist Shelley Wright of the University of California, San Diego, are deploying a pair of telescopes in the hope of constantly searching the night sky for intelligent life signals from our galaxy. According to the researchers, the project, called PANOSETI (Panoramic Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations), is expected to install hundreds of telescopes.

If finalassembly is complete, the project will be the first to continuously search for optical or infrared signals.

New telescope will look for extraterrestrial civilizationons on the nanosecond scale

New telescope will look for extraterrestrial civilizationons on the nanosecond scale

Dedicated observatory. The deployment of the two telescopes will provide astronomers with a new window into the universe on a nanosecond timescale.

This pulsesignal, which occurs on the nanosecond to second time scale, may come from man-made activity, such as extraterrestrial communication, or from astrophysical phenomena such as fast radio pulses. “Signals from advanced civilizations can be very rare and short-lived, so it takes a long time to observe large areas of the sky. The researchers said.