The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), often known as “Sky Eye,” is the most important radio telescope on the earth. Its dish measures 500 meters (1,640-feet). It is situated within the Guizhou province and has been working since 2016. It formally started looking for extraterrestrial life in late 2020.
Professor Zhang Tongjie, chief scientist of the China Extraterrestrial Civilization Research Group of the Department of Astronomy and Extraterrestrial Civilization Research Group of Beijing Normal University, reported that the Sky Eye detected two teams of “suspicious signals” in 2019. It found one other group of suspicious indicators in 2022 “from exoplanet target observation data.”
There shouldn’t be but affirmation that that is proof of alien life. Zhang remarked, “The possibility that the suspicious signal is some kind of radio interference is also very high, and it needs to be further confirmed and ruled out. This may be a long process.” He additional famous that the group will “repeat the observation of suspicious signals that have been discovered to further identify and detect new signals.”
The most mysterious side of this discovery is the Chinese authorities’s response, as famous by Bloomberg. The Sky Eye’s findings had been initially printed on the the state-backed Science and Technology Daily web site. However, the report has since been eliminated with no rationalization. Thankfully, the article was re-uploaded to WeChat and different locations on the Internet.
Zhang is extremely optimistic that China would be the first nation to search out proof of extraterrestrial life. He has acknowledged up to now, “They (the West) have more experience, but… our telescope can detect things theirs can’t.” He believes that his group at Sky Eye has a better likelihood of confirming alien life than his predecessors. He hopes that their findings will acquire the help of the “search for extraterrestrial intelligence” (SETI) neighborhood, particularly in China.