Aliens Are Real Or Not: People Will Find Out Soon, Thanks To The Telescope Microchip Developed By ANU

First Posted: Dec 13, 2016 03:09 AM EST

High power giant telescopes have been used since decades ago to search for proof of life on far away planets, as well as in other solar systems. The intense rays of the Sun obstruct the proper functioning of the lens of the telescopes, as a result of which the image generated is blurred. The scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) developed a microchip based on the principle of photonics, which can be integrated into the telescopes to obtain clear and sharp pictures of far away planets and identify aliens, if they really exist.

The principle of this microchip is analogous to that of noise canceling headphones. This photonics microchip is designed to cancel the excess light on the surface coming from the nearby stars, so that the image generated is in optimum light conditions and clear.

Dean Kenchington Goldsmith, ANU, said that "This is all done on a micro-scale, so what channels the light will be about the width of a hair," and he disclosed that "The device that makes everything work will be smaller than a centimeter and the whole chip on its own will be smaller than the palm of your hand."

Harry, Researchers at ANU said that the chip is the outcome of 10 years of hard work. This chip can be integrated onto several telescopes aimed toward the star, so that they block the incoming light from the stars and provide a closer look of the stars than ever, reported The Age Act News.

Steve Madden, Associate professor, ANU, said that "To do this we need to understand how and where planets form inside dust clouds, and then use this experience to search for planets with an atmosphere containing ozone, which is a strong indicator of life," and added that this chip helps scientists to find a far away planet that can support life.

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