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Professor believes new telescope will discover alien civilizations within 15 years

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A university professor is excited about the prospects of detecting alien civilizations with a new space telescope.

Plato spacecraft concept. (Credit: ESA)

Plato spacecraft concept. (Credit: ESA)

The European Space Agency’s Plato (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) space telescope is scheduled to launch in 2024. And, as the Coventry Telegraph explains, it will “have a field of view 20 times greater than that of the American space agency’s hugely successful Kepler space telescope.”

The University of Warwick describes:

Plato is a completely new type of space telescope: it will use an array of telescopes rather than a single lens or mirror. Plato will use top quality cameras, and will have the advantage of observing continuously from space, without the interruption of sunrise, or the blurring caused by the Earth’s atmosphere. This will allow Plato to discover planets smaller than Earth, and planets at distances from their host stars similar to the Earth-Sun distance. So far, only a few small exoplanets are known at star-planet distances comparable to or greater than Earth’s. Unlike previous missions, Plato will focus on these planets, which are expected to resemble our own Solar System planets.

So, rather than being one telescope, Plato is actually thirty four telescopes on a single satellite.

Professor Don Pollacco. (Credit: University of Warwick)

Professor Don Pollacco. (Credit: University of Warwick)

Professor Don Pollacco of the University of Warwick is the Science Coordinator for the Plato mission. He states, “Plato will allow the first systematic survey of nearby planets for indications from advanced life forms (as well as slime).” He continues, “Plato will be a game-changer, allowing many Earth-like planets to be detected and confirmed and their atmospheres examined for signs of life.”

Pollacco says pollution could be detected when studying these planetary atmospheres, which would suggest the presence of alien civilizations. As the Coventry Telegraph reports, Pollacco explains, “There are certain things you would not expect to occur naturally, and pollution is the obvious one . . . I’m talking about various kinds of metals that would not occur in that state in that atmosphere . . . You would have to interpret that as a sign of some kind of civilisation.”

Pollacco believes that, thanks to advancing space research tools like Plato, the detection of pollution in the atmosphere of an alien world, and thus, the discovery of an alien civilization, will occur in the next fifteen years.

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Telescope lenses UFOs in automated DIY camera system – Examiner.com

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A new video posted to YouTube on November 28, 2013, shows what one online expert describes as a “sky jellyfish” UFO captured with an automated telescopic camera system in Miami, Florida. While posting frequent sightings from his area, local 

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UFO-like Object Spotted in Space Beyond Mars by Hubble Telescope – IBTimes.co.uk

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UFO-like Object Spotted in Space Beyond Mars by Hubble Telescope. International Business Times UKNovember 09, 2013 1:06 PM GMT. By Fiona Keating : Subscribe to Fiona's RSS feed | November 09, 2013 1:06 PM GMT. 0 · 0 · Tweet · 0. The asteroid 

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UFO videoed using telescope and iPhone over Cumbria in the UK

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A man from the town of Keswick in Cumbria County in the UK recently notified a local newspaper about a strange object he spotted in the sky in late September in hopes to find other witnesses. He says the object appeared to be a sphere with lights around the perimeter that were pulsating and changing color.

Richard Smith says he spotted the UFO around 5:30 am on September 29. At first it appeared to be a white light. He told the News & Star he thought it might be a satellite, helicopter, or airplane. However, the longer he watched it, the more strange he thought it was.

He quickly trained his telescope on the object, and what he saw confirmed to him that the object was something unusual. He used his iPhone to record the object through the telescope for a little less than a minute.

The video does not appear to show a simple point of light, but what appears to be a sphere surrounded by flashing multi-colored lights.

The News & Star interviewed local UFO expert Pat Regan who said that if the video is a fake, it is well done. He continued:

It is rather difficult to say more at this stage because we cannot ascertain the actual size of the entity, for there is no other object in the video to base its dimensions upon such as a tree, a building or the moon, etc.

One person who has commented on the video is certain it is a star out of focus. When asked what type of telescope was used to film the object, Smith answered that it was a Jessops TA800x80. A reflecting telescope will have a black circle in the middle of the image if it is out of focus. This commenter may be suggesting that a dim star out of focus may be what Smith captured.

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An out-of-focus star through a reflecting telescope. (Credit: Starizona.com)

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Jessops TA800x80 Telescope

 

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Hubble Space Telescope Affords Glimpse of ‘UFO Galaxy’ – SpaceCoastDaily.com

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BREVARD COUNTY – Local astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have finally been able to view the “UFO Galaxy” fully for the first time using a side-on view. Also called NGC 2683, the spiral galaxy is often seen by most astronomers 

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Hubble telescope spies a new moon for Neptune – Canada.com

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