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  • The Galileo Project will aim to seek out physical objects that may be associated with alien intelligence.
  • The project is led by Harvard astronomy professor Avi Loeb, who suggested the bizarre interstellar object that paid a brief visit to our solar system in 2017 may have been an alien probe.
  • “Given the recently discovered abundance of habitable-zone exoplanets, with potential for extraterrestrial life, the Galileo Project is dedicated to the proposition that humans can no longer ignore the possible existence of [Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations],” Loeb said.

An international team of researchers will seek to uncover evidence of alien civilizations by searching for traces of extraterrestrial technology. 

Astronomers from Harvard University on Monday announced the effort, dubbed the Galileo Project, will use high-resolution telescopes, artificial intelligence and other technologies to try to spot objects such as satellites, unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) and interstellar objects that could be signs of alien intelligence. 

The project is led by Harvard astronomy professor Avi Loeb, who suggested the bizarre interstellar object that paid a brief visit to our solar system in 2017 may have been an alien probe. The strange cigar-shaped object, called 'Oumuamua, made its way through the solar system at high speeds and an unusual trajectory that baffled scientists. 

“‘Oumuamua turned out to have highly anomalous properties that defy well-understood natural explanations. We can only speculate whether ‘Oumuamua may be explained by never seen before natural explanations, or by stretching our imagination to ‘Oumuamua perhaps being an extraterrestrial technological object, similar to a very thin light-sail or communications dish, which would fit the astronomical data rather well,” Loeb said in announcing the project. 

“Given the recently discovered abundance of habitable-zone exoplanets, with potential for extraterrestrial life, the Galileo Project is dedicated to the proposition that humans can no longer ignore the possible existence of [Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations (ETCSs)],” he said.  


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“Science should not reject potential extraterrestrial explanations because of social stigma or cultural preferences that are not conducive to the scientific method of unbiased, empirical inquiry. We now must ‘dare to look through new telescopes’, both literally and figuratively,” he added. 

Rather than searching for electromagnetic signals from distant civilizations, as has been done for years, the Galileo Project will seek out physical objects that may be associated with alien intelligence. 

The goal is to find real scientific evidence for existing or extinct extraterrestrial technological civilizations. 

The project follows the federal government’s report from last month on UAPs that have been seen moving through restricted military airspace over the last several decades. The report offered little answers for what the mysterious objects may have been.


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Published on Jul 27, 2021