Under the lead of Harvard University, a team of scientists is now preparing for a new journey and research project called the Galileo Project. This project aims to look for the presence of extraterrestrial life with the help of their technology that may have been left behind. So, what is this project all about, and why is it so important?
A Bit About the Galileo Project
Avi Loeb, an astronomy professor at Harvard University and co-founder of the project alongside Bruker Corporation’s CEO Frank Laukkien, joined hands and came up with the Galileo Project. In their recent interview, the pair stated that humans could no longer ignore the possibility that ETC or Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations may exist. This project is dedicated to understand such existence and learn more about them.
The Search is for Objects and Not Sending Out Signals.
When asked about what precisely the scientists plan to look for, the team states that they would be looking for technosignatures or extraterrestrial technological equipment instead of looking out for electromagnetic signals. They further said they plan to assemble their own data and make all the necessary scientific and transparent analyses. They further stated that they did not want to use the government-owned sensors because that is classified data.
Selecting the Necessary Equipment for the Project
To conduct this project, the team plans to set up customized telescopes with built-in cameras. These telescopes will help in the detection of the objects and be connected to a specialized computer system that will do the necessary filtrations.
A Final Note
Humankind has been searching for signs of extraterrestrial life for centuries now. Somehow, we have always been interested in knowing if there are other life forms in the solar system. We hope that we may finally get the answers that we have been looking out for through this project.
Jeep Have Revealed Their First Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are something we can expect to see more and more of in the coming years. Most car manufacturers are bound to be producing them eventually, with Jeep already at that point. They teased their new line of electric vehicles at the start of 2020, and now they’ve shown us exactly what they look like.
The Wrangler 4xe
There was a time when the concept of an electric SUV probably sounded ridiculous. Now, though, the world is a very different place, and this kind of vehicle is no longer the stuff of dreams.
Coming to the US in 2021 is the Wrangler 4xe, a rugged 4×4 with a charging port. This SUV is just as capable of tackling difficult roads and challenging weather as any other, and it can even drive through 30 inches of water. The only real difference is that it has a battery pack. This can be found underneath the back seats to prevent it from sustaining damage on those harsher terrains. The 4×4 will come in three models with a choice of ten colors, although it’s currently unknown how much it will cost.
The Wrangler 4xe isn’t the only electric vehicle that Jeep is developing. They’ve also been hard at work on the E-Bike, which is reportedly due for release within the year. The car manufacturer has been working with QuietKat to bring this project to life, with the bikes set to manage 50 miles on one charge. The wheels are nearly five inches thick to make them suitable for all terrains, while the motor is reportedly 750-watts. Prices for the E-Bike start at $5,8999, with the most expensive currently set at $6,327.
Both of these vehicles sound like they bring a lot of promise for Jeep. With the electric market continuing to expand, the company has done well to create these products sooner rather than later.