BREAKING: China Claims That Its 'Sky Eye' Telescope May Have Received Signals From Alien Civilizations

China claimed that its massive Sky Eye telescope may have detected signals of extraterrestrial civilizations, according to a report by the state-backed Science and Technology Daily, which promptly removed the piece and related postings.

According to the report, 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, the narrow-band electromagnetic signals detected by Sky Eye — the world's largest radio telescope — differ from previous detections and are being investigated further.

It is unclear why the report was apparently removed from the website of the Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China's science and technology ministry, despite the fact that the news was already trending on social network Weibo and had been picked up by other media outlets, including state-run outlets.

Sky Eye, which has a diameter of 500 metres (1,640 feet) and is located in the Guizhou province of southwestern China, began an official search for alien life in September 2020. According to the publication, Zhang stated that the team discovered two sets of suspicious signals in 2020 while processing data gathered in 2019, and another suspicious signal in 2022 from planetary target observation data.

China's Sky Eye, according to Zhang, is particularly sensitive to the low-frequency radio spectrum and plays an important role in the search for extraterrestrial civilizations.

He stated that the strange signals could be radio interference and that they should be investigated further.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated as soon as new information regarding this story emerges.


Reference(s): Science and Technology Daily