METI Scientists Planning to Send Signals to Exoplanet Promixa B

proximaMETI Scientists have planned to send radio signals to exoplanet Proxima B. The Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (METI) team aims to send signals to many other distant planets to make contact with possible alien life forms on those planets. Astronomers at SETI have been working for the last few years to search for signals from alien worlds. However, they have not received any strong indicators to suggest the presence of life forms or advanced civilizations on other planets.

San Francisco based METI was found last year. The organization will host two workshops in 2017, first in Paris and second in St. Louis. METI aims to raise one million USD for funding its research projects and to set up a powerful transmitter at a remote location. METI team plans to send the first message by the year 2018. Under the project, METI team plans to send repeated signals to other planets.

Proxima B is the first exoplanet on METI’s list. The exoplanet orbits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar system. Proxima Centauri is 4.25 light years away from us.

“If we require to commence an exchange throughout multiple generations, we need to learn and share information,” said the president of the METI, Douglas Vakoch said, while announcing plans of the organization.

A report published by Tech Times said, “Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist is also against trying to communicate with alien civilizations as he feels they may be more advanced than humans and is afraid such life forms may underrate humanity as weaklings and seek to conquer.”

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