Although some people believed that alien life exists, the majority denounced the assertion as baseless and considered we’re alone in the universe. But now the possibility of the alien life has come from the horse’s mouth.
According to a report from the “Astrophysical Journal,” there might be the possibility of at least 36 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Isn’t Man Special anymore?
Whenever scientists have to find out answers to the intricate questions, they develop them on some hypothesis. To solve this puzzle linked to alien life, the experts at Nottingham University UK built on the hypothesis that it takes five billion years for intelligent life to form on other planets.
Then these experts looked for those planets whose age, distance from Sun, temperature, and other conditions were similar to Earth. They concluded that like human beings, there might be other intelligent aliens on distant planets.
According to this assertion, human beings might not be the only supreme creature in the universe.
Sci-fi VS Reality
Over the years, our curiosity regarding aliens has been inflamed by movies like “Stars Wars,” and other programs like this.
In reality, humanity owes mainly to an individual’s research who compiled his work in 1961. He was the astronomer, Frank Drake.
“Drake Equation” opened new avenues for those researchers who came after him. The equation suggests the probability of inter-planetary civilizations with the capability of communication systems.
However, the experts at the University of Nottingham claim that some aspects of the Drake Equation were completely unknown as a result of which its effectiveness remained limited. This led to further research.
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The fundamental difference between the Drake Equation and the recent research at Nottingham University is that the basis of the new study is very simple. It probes the questions like “under what circumstances and in what duration, life emerges on planets?”
Based on these hypotheses, scientists suggest the probability of the existence of intelligent aliens in the galaxy.
When will we meet Aliens?
Maybe never as experts say, it is not possible to find aliens. At least, not for now with the available technology. It could take thousands of years.
The 36 civilizations which experts have pointed out are 17000 light-years away from us, and one light year equals six trillion miles years.
Another interesting aspect of this study is that it also helps understand the probability of the remaining life of Earth. It is a good sign if life is found in the galaxy as it would reveal life could be longer on our planet than a few hundred years. However, if we’re the exclusive existence in the universe, it could be bad for our long-term survival.
Experts say the alien’s existence could be possible if they, too, send signals through transmission or satellite.
The researchers further say that “If at any stage, we receive signals from an alien civilization, it would mean only one thing: that they are more advanced than us.”