Founded by Hawking | 'Break Listening' | Plan to make new progress | Increase the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life
According to foreign media reports, the Breakthrough Listening Program has made new progress and will explore millions of Milky Way stars through new technologies.
It is understood that the 'Breakthrough Listening' project was led by Hawking and plans to use the most advanced astronomical telescope to detect the existence of approximately one million stars that are close to the earth. It is a plan that will last for a decade, the largest search site in human history. SETI project. In terms of funding, the project received 100 million U.S. dollars from Zuckerberg and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner.
This year, the 'Breakthrough' program will rely on the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia to scan more than 1,500 hours of the millions of stars in the Milky Way.
In addition, based on the upgrade of the receiving device, the Parks radio telescope will be able to cover all of the silver planes it can 'see', thus scanning the wider sky more quickly and in more detail. Meanwhile, after the upgrade, the new The receiving device can scan more than 13 million radio channels and improve data collection accuracy, filtering more human-generated radio signals.
'These new capabilities allow us to scan the galaxy with an unprecedented level of detail. ' Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, 'Breakthrough Listening' program for the Parks radio telescope project scientist Danny Price (Danny Price) The statement said: 'Through the search for technical civilization signatures on these massive data sets, we hope to find evidence that our planet is not the only place where there is a smart life.'
In terms of specific results, in August last year, the 'Breakthrough Listening' project research team disclosed that with the aid of the 'Greenshore Telescope' in West Virginia, they were detected in a dwarf galaxy about 3 billion light years away from Earth. 15 rapid radio storm (FRBs) signals, which is the first time they have detected repeated rapid radio storms in this galaxy.