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China have detected signals from an ALIEN CIVILISATION?

China has claimed that it may have received a message from an alien
civilisation using its $180 million Sky Eye telescope, according to
reports (https://bit.ly/3xypGcL).
Sky Eye, a 1,640-foot-diameter telescope based in China's Guizhou
province, has detected unusual electromagnetic signals that
scientists claim could have alien origins.
The news was revealed in a report by Science and Technology Daily,
the official newspaper of China's Ministry of Science and Technology,
based in Beijing. 
But according to Bloomberg, Science and Technology Daily deleted
the report shortly after it was posted, although it's uncertain why.
'Sky Eye telescope may have picked up signs of life beyond Earth,
according to a report by the state-backed Science and Technology
Daily, which then appeared to have deleted the report and posts
about the discovery,' Bloomberg says.
'The news had already started trending on social network Weibo and
was picked up by other media outlets, including state-run ones.' 
The Science and Technology Daily report cited Zhang Tonjie, chief
scientist of an extraterrestrial civilization search team co-founded
by Beijing Normal University, the National Astronomical Observatory
of China and the University of California, Berkeley.
The team detected two sets of suspicious signals in 2020 while
processing data collected in 2019, and found another suspicious
signal in 2022 while observing exoplanets – planets outside our
solar system.  
Zhang said the suspicious signals could also be some kind of radio
interference, so further investigation is required. 
MailOnline has contacted the National Astronomical Observatory
of China for comment. 
Currently, no life beyond Earth has ever been found, but this does
not mean that the universe is lifeless other than on Earth, according
to NASA. 
The US space agency says: 'While no clear signs of life have ever
been detected, the possibility of extraterrestrial biology – the
scientific logic that supports it – has grown increasingly
plausible.'
Due to its size, Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope,
also known as FAST or Sky Eye, has one of the best chances of
discovering alien life. 
It was launched in September 2020 specifically to search interstellar
communication signals that suggest alien life and potentially
habitable exoplanets. 
As its official name suggests, FAST has a diameter of 500 meters
(1,640 feet), making it the world’s largest full dish radio
telescope.
It's able to scan twice the sky area covered by the Arecibo
Observatory in Puerto Rico, the previous record holder for the
largest single-aperture radio telescope in the world. 
FAST can deliver readings between three and five times more sensitive
than those from Arecibo Observatory, which is why scientists have
been hopeful the telescope could lead to a breakthrough in the search
for alien life. 
A 65-person village was destroyed before construction of FAST began,
and more than 9,000 people in the surrounding countryside were forced
to relocate to create a three-mile radius around the telescope without
any electromagnetic interference.
According to government officials, each person was given the
equivalent of $1,800 in compensation for the relocation.


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