Australian telescope finds no signs of aliens in millions of star systems
According to details, an Australian telescope has recently completed its deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies and scanned a patch of sky known to include at least ten million stars.
The telescope utilized by astronomers is known as Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope and is considered to be a highly significant instrument to explore extraterrestrial life.
The study was conducted by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) astronomer Dr. Chenoa Tremblay and Professor Steven Tingay, from the Curtin University, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and was published in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.
As per Dr. Tremblay, the telescope searched for frequencies that could indicate the presence of an intelligent source, however, no signs of any creature existing in space were found.
"The MWA is a unique telescope, with an extraordinarily wide field-of-view that allows us to observe millions of stars simultaneously. We observed the sky around the constellation of Vela for 17 hours, looking more than 100 times broader and deeper than ever before. With this dataset, we found no technosignatures -- no sign of intelligent life,” Dr. Tremblay said.
The MWA is based at Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, a remote and radio quiet astronomical facility established and maintained by CSIRO -- Australia's national science agency.