Much like the way Rohit from Koi Mil Gaya received signals from aliens while goofing around on his scientist father’s old computer, China has claimed that it may have picked up signals from alien civilizations.
Soon after, China deleted the report about the probable discovery. Why? What is it hiding? Is a colony of Jadoo-like aliens coming to earth and China doesn’t want to tell us?
China’s state-backed Science and Technology Daily made the claim and then deleted it, reported Bloomberg. As per the report, the signals were detected by Sky Eye, largest radio telescope in the world. The news in Science and Technology Daily reportedly cited Zhang Tonjie, a scientist, who said that the signal was different from the previous ones and the team was analysing it.
Zhang Tonjie is a 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.
It is not yet clear why the report was published and then deleted. The daily is official newspaper of China’s China’s science and technology ministry. The news started avid discussion on the web nonetheless. The topic was discussed on Weibo, the Chinese Twitter.
Sky Eye, the largest radio telescope on Earth is located in China’s Guizhou province. It has a diameter 500 metres (1,640 feet). It officially launched a search for extraterrestrial life in September 2020.
The report said that the team detected two suspicious signals, one in 2020 and the other in 2022.