The Alien Observatory: Ancient Stars in Milky Way’s Halo –“May Harbor Advanced Civilizations”


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The Milky Way is nearly 14 billion years old, and its oldest stars developed in the early stage of the galaxy’s formation, making them about six to nine billion years old. They’re found in the halo, a roughly spherical component of the galaxy that formed first, in which old stars move in orbits that are highly elongated and tilted.


The Alien Observatory –“An Indigenous Technological Species Could Have Arisen in the Solar System Before Earth-Bound Life” (WATCH Video)



“As we improve our understanding of ancient Earth and the history of our solar system, perhaps we may someday uncover evidence that suggests the activity of another technological civilization right here in our neighborhood,” said Andrew Siemion, the director of Berkeley’s SETI Research Center.



The Alien Observatory –China’s Preeminent Philosopher of ‘First Contact’ Visits New FAST Radio Telescope: “Warns of Extinction By a Hidden Hunter”




In January of 2017, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction author of The Three-Body Problem (view video below), to visit the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world's largest and most powerful new radio telescope. “It looks like something out of science fiction,” Liu observed.


The Alien Observatory –“It’s Astonishingly Likely That We’re Not the Only Time and Place That an Advance Civilization Has Evolved” (VIDEO)




"From a fundamental perspective the question is 'has it ever happened anywhere before?'" said Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. "And it is astonishingly likely that we are not the only time and place that an advance civilization has evolved."


The Alien Observatory — Planet Only a Billion Years Younger Than Big Bang



NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope precisely measured the mass of the oldest known planet in our Milky Way galaxy near the core of the ancient globular star cluster M4, located 5,600 light-years away in the summer constellation Scorpius. At an estimated age of 13 billion years, the planet is more than twice as old as Earth’s 4.5 billion years. It’s about as old as a planet can be. It formed around a young, sun-like star barely 1 billion years after our universe’s birth in the Big Bang. The ancient planet has had a remarkable history because it resides in an unlikely, rough neighborhood. It orbits a peculiar pair of burned-out stars in the crowded core of a cluster of more than 100,000 stars.