Scientists have always wondered if we occupy this vast universe with other civilizations. However, if there are any other civilizations out there, they will possibly detect our existence anytime soon. A new study suggests that advanced alien civilizations from nearby star systems could detect life on this Earth via radio signals transmitted from our planet.
Researchers from The University of Manchester and The University of Mauritius studied crowd-sourced data to simulate radio leakage coming from mobile towers. This study was conducted to determine what alien civilizations could possibly detect from several nearby stars, including Barnard’s star system, located about six light years away from Earth.
The team of scientists that conducted this study revealed that they discovered that only more technologically advanced alien civilizations would possibly spot the current level of mobile tower radio signal leakage from our home planet. If there are any advanced alien civilizations out there, they will surely have more sophisticated signal-receiving systems.
As our civilization advanced technologically into using more sophisticated broadband systems on Earth, scientists revealed that we will also be increasing our visibility to other intelligent beings in distant regions of the cosmos.
How The Team Of Scientists Conducted The Study on how Alien civilization could detect life on this Earth
A team of scientists from The University of Manchester and The University of Mauritius studied crowd-sourced data to simulate radio leakage coming from mobile towers to determine how an advanced civilization could detect life on this Earth.
The team was led by Professor Mike Garrett, Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester. Garrett shared his view about the discovery in an official release.
“I’ve heard many colleagues suggest that the Earth has become increasingly radio-quiet in recent years – a claim that I always contested,” said Garrett. “Although it’s true we have fewer powerful TV and radio transmitters today, the proliferation of mobile communication systems around the world is profound. While each system represents relatively low radio powers individually, the integrated spectrum of billions of these devices is substantial.”
Garrett also revealed that Earth is bright in the radio part of the spectrum, making it possible for an advanced alien civilization to easily detect us.
“Current estimates suggest we will have more than one hundred thousand satellites in low Earth orbit and beyond before the end of the decade. The Earth is already anomalously bright in the radio part of the spectrum; if the trend continues, we could become readily detectable by any advanced civilization with the right technology”.
Developing Models For This Fascinating Discovery
Ramiro Saide, an intern at the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Instution’s Hat Creek Radio Observatory and an M.Phil student at The University of Mauritius generated the models that demonstrated how the signals from Earth may be detectable to advanced alien civilization.
The developed simulations also revealed that our planet’s mobile radio signature comes from both developed and developing nations including countries in Africa. Scientists revealed that this is truly a fascinating development and the entire world is working to bypass the landline era and embrace the digital age together.
“Every day we learn more about the characteristics of exoplanets via space missions like Kepler and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, with further insights from the James Webb Space Telescope,” said Dr Nalini Heeralall-Issur, Saide’s supervisor and Associate Professor at the University of Mauritius. “I believe that there’s every chance advanced civilizations are out there, and some may be capable of observing the human-made radio leakage coming from planet Earth.”
The team is focusing next on extending their investigations to study other radio leakage signature contributors such as WIFI networks, individual mobile handsets, sophisticated civilian and military radars, the swarm of satellite constellations (Starlink system, Amazon Kuiper system, and Onewebb), and new digital broadcast systems.
Hence, the team will use the knowledge obtained from these investigations to improve their research. The scientists published their findings in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal.
A team of scientists from The University of Manchester and The University of Mauritius studied crowd-sourced data to simulate radio leakage coming from mobile towers to determine how aliens could detect life on this Earth. Hence, this study was to determine what alien civilizations could possibly detect from several nearby stars. What do you think about this fascinating study? In addition, check out these trending Halloween Space Custom Ideas. Note that these links are affiliate links from Amazon. When you purchase from Amazon, we will earn a commission. Thank you for supporting Future Space World.