Leading researcher of the Institute of nuclear physics, Moscow state University, head of the scientific-cultural centre of the network with the Council on astronomy of RAS and Chairman of the section “Life and mind in the Universe” Board of astronomy, RAS Alexander Panov gave RIA news the big interview in which has told about why the Terrans still have not met aliens, under what conditions can we find signals of extraterrestrial civilizations, and why is skeptical about UFOs.
According to him, the extraterrestrials definitely exist — it is predicted to modern ideas about the structure of the Universe, which is “monstrously huge and can contain 10 to a hundred degrees regions such as us surveys the universe.”
“it’s not the fact that there are other intelligent civilizations, and there exist a complete copy of our civilization or copies, slightly different from our civilization”, — said the scientist.
However, according to him, scientists are still unclear why we failed to detect them.
Panov said that options for resolving this paradox — tens. Perhaps other civilizations or destroyed themselves, or not yet “ripe” for contact with other civilizations.
Another hypothesis is that humanity is kept in “reserve” so as not to interfere with independent development, said the scientist.
however, he notes that the evidence of UFO sightings does not confirm their extraterrestrial origin.
“There are many strange things yet, but this does not mean that they are associated with extraterrestrial life”, — says Alexander Panov.
According to the leading researcher of the Institute of nuclear physics, Moscow state University, great expectations have been laid on the project Millimetron is a Russian astrophysical space Observatory “Spektr-M”.
the Russian telescope will explore the Universe in the millimeter wavelengths, and to search for giant constructions of extraterrestrial civilizations, if they exist.
Run the millimetron was to be held in 2019, but the Federal space program for 2016-2025 costs were excluded. It is expected that now it will be included in the Federal space program of the next period, so the launch of this telescope can be expected not earlier than in 2027.