China’s science ministry says they’ve picked up signals on one of their telescopes that could be signs of an alien civilization.
The scientists at Beijing Normal University say that the signals were identified earlier this year on the country’s giant “Sky Eye” telescope, and have called the signals “suspicious.” On Tuesday, the Chinese state media outlet Science and Technology Daily reported that researchers were looking into a number of “possible technological traces” from intelligent civilizations elsewhere in the cosmos, reported Newsweek. Read more: NASA will study UFOs, aims to shed light on ‘the unknown’ Zhang Tonjie, chief scientist of an extraterrestrial civilization search team co-founded by Beijing Normal University, the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of California, Berkeley, said the narrow-band electromagnetic signals differ from previously captured signals.
The suspicious signals, however, could be the result of radio interference. Zhang said that further investigation is required.