NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) — In a cautionary warning, Professor Jane Breaves from the University of Cardiff suggests that the search for extraterrestrial life should include consideration of the potential threat they might pose to Earth.
Contrary to the prevailing view that any extraterrestrial life is likely to be less advanced than humanity, Professor Breaves points to the possibility of two exoplanets, orbiting stars located 70 and 110 light-years away, harboring alien life that is billions of years ahead of us in terms of technological and evolutionary development.
The stars in question, HD 76932 and HD 201891, are significantly older than the Sun, with an age difference of approximately 8 billion years.
Professor Breaves argues that the extended lifespan of these stars provides ample time for the development of extraterrestrial life on any planets in their vicinity.
The researcher emphasizes the urgency of investigating these distant planets to ascertain whether they indeed host life forms that could predate life on Earth.
The study, authored by Professor Breaves and published by the American Astronomical Society, proposes the existence of rocky exoplanets with continents, potentially possessing biospheres more advanced than Earth’s.
This notion raises concerns about the potential vulnerability of humanity in the event that extraterrestrial life, if more advanced, decides to interact with or threaten Earth.
The warning prompts consideration of why, if more advanced extraterrestrial life exists, it has not yet demonstrated interest in Earth.
Possible explanations range from the idea that they have shown interest, but humanity remains unaware, to the notion that Earth is deemed inconsequential by advanced civilizations.
While the concept of advanced extraterrestrial life poses intriguing questions, it also highlights the need for a comprehensive exploration of distant exoplanets to better understand the potential diversity of life in the universe and assess any potential risks associated with it.
As space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life continue, scientists grapple with the complex implications of encountering life forms that may surpass humanity in technological and evolutionary terms.
News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.
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