90% accurate: Invented a simple test to determine extraterrestrial life

For the first time, modern science has come close to answering an important question: do alien life and intelligent civilizations exist at all? Scientists have come up with a revolutionary and effective way to search for life on other planets. Researchers have developed a test that detects whether a sample is biological or non-biological with a high accuracy of 90%. Such a high result was achieved thanks to artificial intelligence algorithms.

A new method using artificial intelligence can determine with 90% accuracy whether a sample is biological or non-biological. Photo: NASA

How does the test work?

The method is not limited to the simple identification of specific molecules in the sample. It uses artificial intelligence to distinguish between living and dead samples, revealing subtle differences in molecular structures. The researchers used various types of samples, from biological cells to geologically processed fossil fuels, and obtained impressive results.

Using machine learning methods, scientists have created a model that can predict the nature of a sample with an accuracy of about 90%. This is an important step in the search for life on other planets and in a deep understanding of the biochemistry of alien life.

Finding life in other worlds

The lead researcher, Professor Robert Hazen from the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution and George Mason University in the USA, said that this method opened up new prospects for the search for life on other planets. According to him, the use of intelligent sensors on unmanned spacecraft can detect signs of life in other worlds.

According to the researchers, a simple and reliable test will create a revolution in the search for life on other planets. Photo: NASA

Intelligent sensors on spacecraft and rovers can help in the search for signs of life even before samples return to Earth. The new analytical method has the potential not only in the search for alien life, but also in our understanding of the origin and chemical composition of the oldest life on the planet. Scientists emphasize that the new test can also reveal the history of ancient rocks on Earth, as well as samples collected on Mars.

Dr. Hazen noted that this method could detect biochemical signs of life even when they were significantly different from those on Earth. 

Sometimes it seems that the search for extraterrestrial life remains a topic of science fiction. But a new breakthrough opens up limitless possibilities. Detecting signs of life in other parts of the Universe can reveal not only the secrets of other planets, but also help us better understand ourselves and the origin of life on Earth.

Earlier we reported that Curiosity and Perseverance could not detect life on Mars.

According to independent.co.uk.

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