Aliens in our galaxy? “Scientist claims to know where they are”
A leading space scientist has claimed that he knows the places where aliens are likely to dwell.
Benjamin Zuckerman, a retired American astrophysicist, claimed that small, dense stars called White Dwarfs could harbor advanced extraterrestrial civilizations.
Home of the Aliens
In an article published in Universe magazine, Zuckerman argued that, thanks to recent improvements in telescope technology, scientists can now easily identify alien outposts.
This controversial theory is based on the existence of Dyson Spheres. Alien structures that experts have been looking for for decades.
These would be hypothetical colossal alien constructions that covered a star to collect its energy. However, a single evidence of its existence has never been found.
Even so, it is clear that, if found, this would be a distinguishing feature of an advanced civilization capable of harnessing the resources of a planetary system.
Zuckerman, a former UCLA professor who has published hundreds of papers and books, believes that white dwarfs represent our best chance of finding a Dyson sphere.
He explains that these huge constructions would change the stars’ infrared signatures, making them easier to locate.
White dwarfs are very present in our galaxy. Also, they give off a lot of heat that could be absorbed by a Dyson sphere. That way, it would feed an entire civilization.
The astronomer argued that infrared data already collected by recent satellites could be scanned in search of signs of extraterrestrial life.
we can find them
Telescopes with the ability to locate Dyson spheres are Spitzer, WISE, TESS and Kepler, Zuckerman explained:
“It has been hypothesized that advanced technological civilizations will build giant space colonies and supporting infrastructure to orbit their home stars.
With recent satellite data, it is now possible to start observationally constraining the frequency of such space-based civilizations in our galaxy, the Milky Way.”
The scientist also made calculations about how many alien civilizations could exist. He believes that less than 3% of habitable planets orbiting Sun-like stars harbor advanced extraterrestrial life.
That would leave us with a few million to look after, should his theory turn out to be true.
Notably, the professor is no stranger to controversy, so his hypothesis is likely to cause discontent. Many experts firmly assert that Dyson spheres simply cannot exist.
And, although at the moment this argument is only possible within science fiction, there is no impediment to its construction. We just have to find alien civilization advanced enough for that.