Shelley Wright, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, led the development of the near-infrared optical SETI (NIROSETI) instrument. Wright holds a fiber that emits infrared light for calibration of the detectors.
Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple.
Astronomers have expanded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm with detectors tuned to infrared light. Their new instrument has just begun to scour the sky for messages from other worlds.
The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s.