The ‘game theory’ era in the search for extraterrestrial life


The fact that human beings and aliens, the constant of science fiction movies, do not meet is now in the center of science.

Scientists investigating why the first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, which has been the subject of many films, has not yet occurred, have come up with many theories.

There are 40 billion planets in the universe that look like our planet. However, no advanced civilization has yet connected with us.

A new study from the University of Manchester claims that a strategy known as “game theory” could come to the aid of the scientific community in finding extraterrestrial intelligent life.

According to the news in the Independent, British astrophysicist Dr. Eamonn Kerins calls this idea “common detectability”.

The theory proposes to examine planets that pass through the face of their host star directly facing us, while obscuring the light from the star.

Kerins defends his theory with the following statements:

“It is quite logical that the civilizations that have the clearest view of other planets are the ones most likely to send signals. The other party will know this too, and so they must be observing and looking for a signal. ”

The region where the Earth appears as the Sun passes in front of it is called the World Transition Zone. Kerins’ article also highlights that the majority of life-bearing planets in the Earth Transition Area are expected to be found around low-mass stars that are fainter than the Sun.

The idea of ​​Mutual Detectability therefore suggests that targeted SETI programs should concentrate on examining signals from potential life-hosting planets around pale stars.