The Galileo Project: In Search of Technological Interstellar Objects
Sunday, August 27th, 2:30 pm via Zoom
The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in science. Recent possible clues were identified close to Earth in the form of the extraordinary interstellar meteor CNEOS 2014-01-08, the unusual interstellar object ‘Oumuamua, and newly released video footage of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) near Earth. Now, the recently announced Galileo Project (see feature image) ushers in the new frontier of “space archeology” in search of so-called extraterrestrial technological relics.
In July 2021, Harvard theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Avi Loeb unveiled the Galileo Project to bring the search for extraterrestrial technological signatures of extraterrestrial technological civilizations from accidental or anecdotal observations and legends to the mainstream of transparent, validated, and systematic scientific research. The project is complementary to traditional SETI in that it searches for physical objects (not electromagnetic signals) associated with extraterrestrial technological equipment – space archeology.
Dr. Avi Loeb, Professor of Science, Harvard University, will feature content from his book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth and from the textbook Life in the Cosmos: From Biosignatures to Technosignatures, both published in 2021, as well as material from recent commentaries.
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