December 27, 2011 - Physicists Paul Davies
and Robert Wagner
of Arizona State University
feel there may be signs of extra terrestrial life in the form of messages, scientific instruments, squander or proof of mining that could be noticed by human telescopes and orbiting spacecraft.
In their paper published online in the journal Acta Astronautica, the pair wrote: “Although there is only a tiny likelihood that alien technology would have still left traces on the moon
in the type of an artefact or surface modification of lunar attributes, this area has the virtue of getting close, and of preserving traces for an enormous duration.
"If it expenses minor to scan information for symptoms of smart manipulation, small is missing in carrying out so, even though the chance of detecting alien engineering at function may be exceedingly low.”
The paper adds: “Alien civilizations may possibly have sent probes to our region of the galaxy. Any mission to the solar system would most likely have occurred a very extended time in the past.
“The lunar environment could protect artefacts for tens of millions of years.”
The LRO has been taking pictures of the moon’s surface since 2009, with far more than 340,000 photos gathered so significantly.
In accordance to Davies and Wagner, it would be not possible for one crew to analyze the at any time-developing number of photographs, for this reason their suggestion to include beginner fanatics in what they claim would make “an excellent educational project”.
They also propose building computer software package that could recognise irregularities on the moon’s surface.
The proposals would complement other hunts for alien life, like the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), which uses data from radiotelescopes.