|arya||Date: Friday, 17-June-2016, 3:46 PM | Message # 1|
We could be waiting 1,500 years before aliens make contact
That’s according to astronomers, who say there’s no reason to think we’re alone in the universe…
t might take another 1,500 years before extraterrestrial aliens make contact with the human race, a team of astronomers has predicted.
The scientists performed a calculation based on the likelihood of technological civilisations arising among the stars, and the probable length of time they had been transmitting signals across space.
They concluded there was no reason to think we are alone in the universe. We just need to exercise a *little* patience…
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US researcher Evan Solomonides, a PhD student from Cornell University, said: “We haven’t heard from aliens yet, as space is a big place – but that doesn’t mean no one is out there.
“It’s possible to hear any time at all, but it becomes likely we will have heard around 1,500 years from now.
“Until then, it is possible that we appear to be alone – even if we are not. But if we stop listening or looking, we may miss the signals. So we should keep looking.”
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