Harvard team goes in search of extraterrestrial life

A team of researchers from Harvard University searches for alien technology. They will do this using telescopes and artificial intelligence.

The project, aptly named Galileo, will be led by Avi Loeb, a professor at Harvard’s astronomy department. He and his team will look for extraterrestrial technological civilizations or alien technological societies.

The Galileo Project will analyze data from astronomical surveys and observations through telescopes. And will develop a new algorithm based on artificial intelligence to identify possible interstellar travelers, alien satellites and UFOs.

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

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Loeb has previously suggested that a cosmic object called Oumuamua, which flew past Earth in 2017, is an example of alien technology.

It remains to be seen whether the Galileo Project will actually be able to provide an answer to the question whether there is indeed extraterrestrial life. But actively seeking physical evidence increases the chances of finding such examples of alien technology, Harvard says.

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