BreakthroughtInitiatives

100 million dollars will be invested for a search for intelligent life in the universe

In the belief that intelligent life can exist throughout the universe, the Russian magnate Yuri Miller along with Professor Stephen Hawking and other components of the London scientific society Royal Society, announced today in London the launch of the project Breakthrought Initiatives, in which they will invest about 100 million dollars, to carry out the search for intelligent life in the universe, in which it currently consists of two initiatives: Breakthrough Listen and Breakthrough Message.

On Breakthrough Listen They point out that it will be the most powerful, complete and intensive scientific search ever undertaken in the search for signs of intelligent life beyond the earth, which will last 10 years, highlighting aspects such as that it is 50 times more sensitive than previous programs dedicated to SETI research allows significant access to two of the most powerful telescopes in the world, and even cover 10 times more sky than previous programs, among others.

It is also highlighted that the program will generate large amounts of information, which includes a study on the 1,000,000 near-Earth stars, which will be openly available to the public, in fact representing the largest amount of scientific information. which is made available to the public. To process all this information, a specific application will be developed to allow the search of all this information, which will also be made available to the public as it will be available under open source, and also be compatible for other telescopes anywhere in the world. , which enables them to join the project.

And about Breakthrough Message point out that it is an international contest that has the objective of generating messages that represent humanity and planet Earth, with prizes totaling one million dollars.

According to Hawking: We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth, so in an infinite universe, there must be other life events. This project is intended to make a difference in which, among other aspects, as much information as possible can be collected in one day in relation to the amount of information that the different SETI initiatives have been able to collect throughout a ao.