Brits start quest extraterrestrial life




The United Kingdom has launched a research program to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. The British version of the SETI project also examines how to. Conduct extraterrestrial signal interpreted

UK SETI Research Network is formed by a partnership of eleven research institutes Friday for the first formally met. The UKSRN, such as the organization calls itself, will engage with the detection of signals from extraterrestrial intelligences. To this end, the network will not only telescopes use, but also linguists to decipher. Possible signals In addition, the organization will try to answer more theoretical questions, such as how old a civilization can be and whether it would seek contact with others.

The search for signals will include the e-Merlin series telescopes are used. Those seven telescopes, including the 76-meter Lovell telescope, standing by an optical network with a bandwidth of 4GHz with each other. In the future, also the Square Kilometer Array , a global telescope network with headquarters in Manchester, contribute to the quest. The first phase should be completed in 2019 and around 2024, the mega project is finished. Netherlands also contributes, inter alia signal processing technique developed with the LOFAR project.

In addition to the hardware which is needed to absorb any UKSRN signals will also work to the processing of signals. Recognizing, translating and parsing any intelligent signals is the domain of linguists all John Elliot, attached to the Leeds Metropolitan University. Other researchers will focus on the question of where all civilizations, that there should be, according to his calculations, and whether they are long enough to make contact.

Another way to search for extraterrestrial civilizations, is the search for remnants of civilizations. With the same method used to search for planets like Scottish participants search for large structures that are built to sunbathing. It should be given to the reduced brightness of a star that the Kepler telescope can take when a planet passes in which the researchers said. Lovell-telescoop

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