China says it may have traced the foreigners, then deleted the report.

There’s something – maybe.

China’s Ministry of Science said this week that it had picked up traces of alien life on the world’s largest radio telescope – then appeared to delete a report on the discovery immediately.

The country’s powerful Sky Eye telescope has detected electromagnetic signals of possible civilizations on other planets. According to a report published in the Science and Technology Daily on TuesdayOfficial newspaper of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

“[There were] Possible technical markings from outside the Earth and many issues of extraterrestrial civilizations, “the report said.

According to the report, a team of researchers led by Beijing Normal University said the mysterious frequency was the opposite of what they had encountered before and they were investigating further.

China appeared to delete a report on the discovery immediately.
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But the report was apparently removed from the newspaper’s website by Wednesday – even as the news was trending on the country’s popular social networking site, Weibo, and other media outlets. TIME.com

It was not immediately clear why the article was removed from the website.

But the report quoted Zhang Tonji, chief scientist of the university’s extraterrestrial research team, as saying that signals could be intercepted by radio.

The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is located within a natural basin in China's remote and mountainous southwestern province of Guizhou.  Tiananmen's nickname, or Eye of the Sky, is pictured near the start of its testing phase on September 25, 2016, showing a new radio telescope.  Designed with a functional surface for pointing and focusing, it has a huge dish antenna.  With 4,450 individual triangular panels.  The dish's 500-meter body diameter makes FAST the largest filled, single-dish radio telescope on the planet.  FAST will explore the universe at radio frequencies, detect hydrogen gas emissions in galaxies and distant galaxies, search for faint galaxies and extraterrestrial pulsars, and search for possible radio signals from extraterrestrial.
The team of investigators said the mysterious frequency was the opposite of what they had encountered before and they were investigating further.
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“It is possible that the suspected signal is some kind of radio interference, and it needs further confirmation and rejection. This could be a long process,” Zhang said.

The 500-meter, single-dish Sky Eye was launched in September 2020 in the southwestern province of Guizhou, with the primary goal of finding life on other planets.

According to the report, Zhang said that in 2020, researchers also detected two sets of suspicious signals with a signal linked to the so-called “exponential targets” earlier this year.

The latest research was conducted by the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of California, Berkeley.