Scientists haven’t totally abandoned the possibility that there could be intelligent life forms thriving somewhere in the universe. Now, reports of aliens contacting Earth are no longer far-fetch ideas.
Recently, a team of Russian astronomers reportedly detected a strong signal emanating from not-so-distant star HD 164595, just 94 light years away from Earth. The signal, according to the scientists, could be a way for intelligent life to communicate with other beings in the universe, the non-profit extraterrestrial research institute SETI reported.
Life Beyond Earth
The group noted that the signal could be evidence of a civilization thriving somewhere in the vast universe. After years of research, humans may have finally found the first clue that they are not alone in the universe.
HD 164595, which according to the scientists is a solar system on its own, is a few billion years older than the sun. The report, however, noted that it centers on a star with the same size of the sun.
Intriguing HD 164595
Astronomer Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, told CNN that the recent discovery could yield useful information in the long search for intelligent civilizations outside the solar system. METI International has been involved in research that investigates intelligent life outside Earth.
“The signal from HD 164595 is intriguing, because it comes from the vicinity of a sun-like star, and if it’s artificial, its strength is great enough that it was clearly made by a civilization with capabilities beyond those of humankind,” Vakoch was quoted as saying by CNN.
Researchers echo the same comment that if the signal was indeed artificial, considering its strength, it could only mean something very intriguing.