New Study Suggests Using 'Porch Light' Laser Setup to Call Extraterrestrials

New Study Suggests Using 'Porch Light' Laser Setup to Call Extraterrestrials

New Study Suggests Using 'Porch Light' Laser Setup to Call Extraterrestrials

To develop Clark proposed to use a laser power of 1-2 MW and a telescope diameter of primary mirror which is 30-45 meters.

The goal of the laser-telescope rig is the creation of an energy beam, meant to stand out amid all of the excess noise in the solar system.

"The kinds of lasers and telescopes that are being built today can produce a detectable signal, so that an astronomer could take one look at our star and immediately see something unusual about its spectrum", author James Clark, a graduate student in MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said in a statement this week.

By modulating the intensity of the light, we could exchange simple messages in binary with a data rate of a few hundred bits per second. The signal should be easy to detect from as far away as 20,000 light years.

He hopes the study will encourage the development of infrared imaging techniques, not only to spot any laser beacons that might be produced by alien astronomers, but also to identify gases in a distant planet's atmosphere that might be indications of life.

Just a few days after Harvard University researchers suggested that aliens may have sent a probe into our solar system, new research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that we may soon be able to signal our presence to extraterrestrials by using a high-powered laser beam. MIT researchers claim that if an alien astronomer was searching the heavens from TRAPPIST-1, the nearest star to Earth with potentially habitable planets, the massive laser could be used to send a brief message in the form of pulses similar to Morse code. This would produce a beam with a staggering range of 20,000 light years.

More news: Trump Disses Michelle Obama's Memoir Comments, Says He'll Never Forgive Barack
More news: Tens of Thousands Flee Fast-Moving California Wildfire (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
More news: Danny Ainge Shoots Down Major Boston Celtics Trade Rumor

Assuming alien astronomers have comparable telescopes, they would need to be in the emission's exact line of sight which, statistically speaking, is pretty unlikely. However, Clark points out, that could soon change: The Extremely Large Telescope is now under construction by the European Space Organization, with its projected size of 39 meters in diameter.

- A telescope and infrared laser design would be integrated.

Potential issues with this plan include that despite that the IR beam is invisible, it would damage people's vision if they looked directly at the beam. While Earth now has the technology to create the beacon, the beam would produce 800 watts of power per square meter that would damage a person's vision. A safer location than Earth would be on the far side of the moon.

Clark says that if the tables were turned, we would be able to detect a signal sent from nearby stars but only if our telescopes were pointed directly towards the source, which would take an enormous amount of luck.

At the present time, impossible to tell whether we are alone in the universe and if this is not the case, scientists are ready to do anything to attract the aliens to us ...

Recommended News

  • Lakers make signing of veteran center Chandler official

    Lakers make signing of veteran center Chandler official

    The Lakers ended the clash with a +7 rebounding advantage, the first time they've done so since their third game of the season. Chandler, who is in his 18th National Basketball Association season, is averaging 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds this season.
    Danny Welbeck Suffers A Truly Horrific Ankle Injury In Europa League

    Danny Welbeck Suffers A Truly Horrific Ankle Injury In Europa League

    Danny Welbeck just can't catch a break. "After that they were concentrated on the game but asked about him at the end". Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal during the Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.
    Earth's Ozone Layer is Healing, UN-Backed Report Says

    Earth's Ozone Layer is Healing, UN-Backed Report Says

    This year, the ozone hole over the South Pole peaked at almost 9.6 million square miles (24.8 million square kilometers). The 9.6 million square mile hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic should have sealed itself by 2060.
  • Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom  with the Mi 8 Pro

    Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

    The first batch of devices to get the stable China ROM update included Mi 6X, Mi 8 SE, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 series etc. HDR results are especially impressive with the Mi 8 Pro , while Xiaomi has also added some bonus features including a Pro mode.

    'Non-Official' Talks With Taliban In Sync With Indian Policy: Centre

    The US will hold a separate meeting with Taliban leaders under the Doha process, sent an observer to the Friday peace talks. Russia's first attempt to hold the conference in September fell through after the Afghan authorities refused to attend.
    Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

    Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

    Tim Tebow started to really come along for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies around mid-season during his second minor league baseball season.
  • A 360 degree bowling action!

    A 360 degree bowling action!

    Uttar Pradesh's left-arm spinner Shiva Singh is making the headlines for his 360-degree turn just prior to delivery. The procedure in Law 41.4 also includes the awarding of five penalty runs.
    Is interstellar object 'Oumuamua an alien area probe?

    Is interstellar object 'Oumuamua an alien area probe?

    The new paper focuses on how the object accelerated, saying that if it was due to solar radiation pressure, the object was "a new class of thin interstellar material".
    Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United did nothing to win the game

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United did nothing to win the game

    I just made a little thing. "We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we can not be any better than this". It didn't take a lot to convince Ashley Young. "And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team".
  • Kim Kardashian shares images while fleeing massive California wildfire

    Kim Kardashian shares images while fleeing massive California wildfire

    "A voluntary evacuation remains in effect for Calabasas areas south of the 101". Thank you for all that you do for us!" she wrote.
    Best Buy releases its Black Friday deals on high-tech gadgets

    Best Buy releases its Black Friday deals on high-tech gadgets

    Black Friday 2018 will take place on Friday 23 November, with thousands of goods set to be reduced. Those deals include an RCA 65-inch Class 4K Ultra HD LED TV for $399, marked down from $899.
    Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs as part of new restructuring plan

    Bombardier to cut 5000 jobs as part of new restructuring plan

    The transactions with CAE will total $800 million in revenue for Bombardier and are expected to be finalized by mid-2019. Bombardier workers face uncertainty after the Canadian aerospace giant announced 5,000 job cuts around the world.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.