Harvard professor Avi Loeb has been talking for a long time about the need to take seriously the study of the question of the existence of life on other planets. With astonishing diligence, he often even admonished his colleagues to take U̳F̳O̳ research more responsibly.
Now the scientist says that he is going to assemble a device to provide “images of U̳F̳O̳s in good quality.” He hopes to get such images within the next few years.
“I really want to be able to easily talk about this topic in the future,” Loeb told. “Perhaps by getting a good quality photo of something amazing or finding evidence of it, we will achieve our goal.”
Last year, journalists spoke with Loeb about his work on a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life. In it, the scientist said that a space object flying through the solar system a few years ago could turn out to be a ship of ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s, and not an ordinary fragment of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ rock.
Then Loeb said that most scientists treat the study of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life with disdain and often refute any conclusions of colleagues who believe in the existence of U̳F̳O̳s.
Now Loeb has led the Galileo mission, which aims to create a network of powerful telescopes. They will be sent to monitor the sky in the hope of finding clear evidence of ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life.
According to the Guardian, this year Harvard College will receive the first device of the researcher, equipped with everything necessary to search for ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life.
“We are on a path that no one has taken before, so we can easily discover things that no one has noticed before because they have not even tried to do it,” Loeb said.
Loeb says getting compelling U̳F̳O̳ evidence, including a high-resolution image he hopes to make within the next two years, will attract younger scientists who are now being deterred from this research by an older and more cynical scientific audience.
If he manages to find such clear evidence, perhaps scientists will finally have to take U̳F̳O̳ research more seriously.