Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

IIM-Trichy to offer short courses too at Chennai centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Science & Technology

Earth to contact aliens in 12 years?

Wednesday December 26, 2012 07:17:53 PM, IANS

London: Humans could make contact with alien life within the next 12 years, says a former official from the British defence ministry's UFO project.

The development of a supersized radio telescope called Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will unleash "new and exciting possibilities" on whether there is life out there in the universe, former UFO Project leader Nick Pope told the Daily Express.

Pope, who studied UFO sightings at the ministry for 21 years, said: "I will be controversial and give you an exact year of when I believe first confirmation of contact will be made - and that is 2024, the year in which if everything goes according to plan (when) the SKA will be fully operational."

The SKA, to be started in 2016, will be the world's largest radio telescope made of thousands of receptors covering around 5,000 square km of the Earth's surface in the Australian outback.

Scientists have said the SKA will be 50 times more sensitive, and will survey the sky 10,000 times faster than any other telescope.

"If there is a civilisation within 100 light years this telescope could find it," Pope said.

The belief in aliens - or euthology - has received worldwide support and a recent poll suggested more people actually believe in aliens than they do in God, the daily said.

Nearly 60 percent of people believe we are not alone in the universe and that alien life forms exist, according to the poll by Opinion Matters.

Another study by the University of Chicago claims that just 37 percent of people believe in God.


 

 


 





 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

I

More Headlines

World's longest high-speed rail line debuts in China

Bahrain to host GCC united military command

No breakthrough likely at all-party meet on Telangana

8 Indians among world's best performing CEOs

AK-47's inventor Kalashnikov hospitalised

Zardari criticises Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories

Muhammad Ali Jinnah remembered on 136th birth anniversary

T20: Pakistan beat India by five wickets

Two 'tsunami girls' yearn for filial love

Hawaii mountains may flatten some day

Al-Aqsa Mosque complex stormed by Jewish settlers

Islamic art boosts Paris museum visitors hitting 10 million in 2012

 

Top Stories

Woman judge to probe Delhi gang-rape case

The government Wednesday asked a retired Delhi High Court judge to probe the gang-rape of a woman here and police lapses and suggest ways to make the national capital  »

Dikshit, Delhi Police spar over rape victim statement

Injured policeman dies, rape victim critical

 

  Most Read

Al-Aqsa Mosque complex stormed by Jewish settlers

Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the head of Islamic Waqf department in occupied Jerusalem, said that 14 settlers entered the complex through the Al-Magharebah gate and started provoking the Muslim  »

Two dead in communal clashes in North Maharashtra town

Two persons belonging to different communities have been reported killed and scores including some policemen are injured in a communal violence that erupted Monday evening in Raver - a North Maharashtra town some 60 kms from here. Police have imposed curfew and the situation  »

 

  News Pick

T20: Pakistan beat India by five wickets

Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals at the  »

Bangalore warms up for India-Pakistan T20 Christmas party

Uttar Pradesh BJP wooing Narendra Modi?

While the hoardings carry the names of various local and state unit leaders, the appearance of Modi in them set off speculation that the party may be accepting that Modi was its best bet for Lok Sabha 2014. The hoardings, outside  »

Islamic art boosts Paris museum visitors hitting 10 million in 2012

The world famous Paris museum Louvre said its new Islamic art wing helped cement its position as the world's most-visited museum with nearly 10 million visitors in 2012, over a million more than last year. The exact figures will  »

Newsweek publishes its last print issue

The venerable US weekly news magazine Newsweek released its final print issue Monday, publishing a cover featuring a vintage black and white photograph of the former Newsweek building in Midtown Manhattan contrasted  »

 

Picture of the Day

Artists performing dance drama based on the ‘Geetgovindam’, by Shri Jayadev, at the inauguration of the 60th Annual Arts Festival, at Kalakshetra, Chennai on December 21, 2012.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.