Aliens in our galaxy? “Scientist claims to know where they are”

A top space scientist has claimed he knows the places where a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s are most likely to dwell.

Benjamin Zuckerman, a retired American astrophysicist, stated that small, dense stars called White Dwarfs could be home to  advanced e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ .

the home of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s

In an article published in Universe magazine, Zuckerman argued that thanks to recent improvements in telescope technology, scientists can now easily identify  a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ outposts .

This controversial theory is based on the existence of Dyson Spheres. A̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ structures that experts have searched for for decades.

These would be  hypothetical colossal  a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ constructions that covered a star to collect its energy. However,   a single evidence of its existence has never been found.

Even so, it is clear that if found, this would be a distinctive characteristic of an advanced c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳, capable of taking advantage of the resources of a planetary system.

Zuckerman, a former UCLA professor who has already published hundreds of papers and books, believes that white dwarfs represent our  best chance  of finding a Dyson sphere.

He explains that these huge constructions  would change the infrared signatures  of the stars, making them easy to locate.

White dwarfs are very present in our galaxy. Also, they give off a lot of heat that could potentially be absorbed by a Dyson sphere. In this way, it  would feed an entire c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳.

The astronomer argued that infrared data already collected by recent satellites could be scanned for signs of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life.

we can find them

Telescopes with the  ability  to locate Dyson spheres are Spitzer, WISE, TESS, and Kepler, Zuckerman explained:

“It has been hypothesized that advanced technological c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ will build giant space colonies and supporting infrastructures to orbit their home stars.

With recent satellite data, it is now possible to begin to observationally constrain the frequency of such space-based c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ in our Milky Way galaxy.”

The scientist also made calculations on how many a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ could exist. He believes that less than  3% of habitable planets  orbiting Sun-like stars harbor advanced e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life.

That would leave us with a few million to watch out for, should his theory turn out to be true.

Notably, the professor  is no stranger to controversy , so his hypothesis is likely to cause discontent. Many experts firmly state that Dyson spheres simply  cannot exist .

And, although at the moment this argument is only possible within science fiction, there is no impediment to its construction. We just have to find the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ advanced enough for it.

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