Scientists do not lose faith in an alien intelligence

Scientists do not lose faith in an alien intelligence

Whether justified the cost of the search for extraterrestrial civilizations.

Russian Academy of Sciences intends to Fund research star Tabby. Scientists interested in the strange light fluctuations, which was recorded in 2013 by the Kepler telescope. American experts suggested that representatives of extraterrestrial intelligence built around star artificial megastructure for use of solar energy. Now check this version and will the Russian scientists. Whether justified the cost of the search for extraterrestrial civilizations? Find Out Serhiy Sobolev.

Look for extra-terrestrial intelligence will be Russian scientists in the study of the stars Tabby, which is located at a distance of 1.5 thousand light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. First of all, professionals interested in the causes of the strange behavior of the space object: in 2013, the Kepler telescope discovered he had an irregular decrease in luminosity. According to one version, this is due to the passage through a star orbit another planet, which eclipses Tabby. The other version sounds fantastic — around stars someone built a design that uses the Sun’s energy, which is the reason for the strange flickering.

To test both assumptions have the space research Institute, told “Kommersant FM” its chief scientific officer Leonid ksanfomaliti: “Object behaves unusually — normal planets around other stars and stars usually do not show such effects.

This behavior violates the laws of Kepler, which are the basis of all planetary, and not just patterns.

Subject to all objects in the Universe. Meanwhile, a reasonable physical explanation for this has not been found.”

Exactly how much will spend money on research of RAS is still unknown. But to study the strange star specialists will be mainly due to the foreign colleagues, due to the fact that in Russia there is no necessary equipment. In particular, experts say a lack of observatories and telescopes enable you to observe deep space.

Leadership in this area keeps US, said the head of the consortium “Space technology” Yulia Arkhipova: “Americans invest about $15 billion a year on space exploration and on the development of its technology. Russia spends for the same purpose not more than $2 billion how much such programs cost to China is unknown, that information is classified. We, unfortunately, no figures on this account do not have.”

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States were the main explorers of outer space, including the search for extraterrestrial civilizations. States invest money in the hope of the development of technology, especially in the field of electronics, told the ufologist of the organization “Kosmopoisk” Sergey Alexandrov: “Investments in such research is extremely promising, not least because they contribute to the development of deep space telecommunication and radar. In addition, previously very active in this philosophical vein, scientists discussed the possible appearance of extraterrestrial civilizations, which, in General, contributes to the development of humanitarian knowledge”.