When asked about his discovery at the time Dr Bhathal admitted he had been really excited about what he had possibly stumbled across. He said: 'Whenever there’s a clear night, I go up to the observatory and do a run on some of the celestial objects. Looking at one of these objects, we found this signal.
We found this very sharp signal, sort of a laser lookalike thing which is the sort of thing we’re looking for - a very sharp spike. And that is what we found. So that was the excitement about the whole thing.'
For months after his discovery Dr Bhathal scanned the skies for a second signal to see whether it was just a glitch in his instrumentation but his search came to nothing.
Now fast forward to September 2010 and scientists have discovered a 'golidlocks' planet (a planet that has all the right conditions to sustain life) orbiting this same star. So the question here - is there all no coincidence?
Could one of these habitable planets actually have intelligent life already on it capable of emitting lasers? The answer is well maybe - Both Gliese 581e and Gliese 581g both share same Gliese 581 star system and if the conditions for life are right who knows what have evolved in the habitable region.
Another News on report on Gliese 581 g:
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