But for some reason the article was deleted.
China’s giant Sky Eye telescope may have detected signs of extraterrestrial civilizations, according to a report by state-run Science and Technology Daily, which then deleted the post and the discovery.
Narrow-band electromagnetic signals detected by Sky Eye – the world’s largest radio telescope – are different from those previously recorded. The team continues to study them, the report said, citing Zhang Tongjie, chief scientist of the extraterrestrial civilization search group.
It is not clear why the post was removed from Science and Technology Daily, the official newspaper of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, although the news has already gone viral on Weibo and has been picked up by other media outlets, including state-run ones.
In September 2020, Sky Eye, which is located in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou and has a diameter of 500 meters, officially began searching for extraterrestrial life.
The team found two sets of suspicious signals in 2020 while processing data collected in 2019, and found another suspicious signal in 2022 based on exoplanet observation data, Zhang wrote in a published (and now deleted) paper.