New Astronomy Technology Hunts For Alien Life, Our Very Origins

Posted by on April 14th, 2010

New LOFAR Telescope Network Probes Universe_s Low-Frequency Radiation to Look for Oldest Regions and Alien Civilizations | Popular Science.jpg

As per Popular Science:

Until recently, radio astronomers have concentrated almost exclusively on the high-energy radiation streaming in towards Earth from exotic stellar bodies like pulsars, quasars, and super-massive black holes. But now, a new European observatory called the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) has begun releasing data on the low-energy radiation that permeates the Universe.

While seemingly less sexy than high-energy research, low-energy radiation actually allows scientists to look even deeper into the past, to within 500,000 years of the Big Bang, and will provide a much more detailed account of some of the most mysterious periods of the Universe’s earliest days of existence. LOFAR is also going to be used by SETI to search for faint signs of extraterrestrial life.

Heavy, Doc.


One Response to “New Astronomy Technology Hunts For Alien Life, Our Very Origins”

  1. AmyGaga Says:

    LOFAR rules duuuuuuuuuuuude … hehe *high*