US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have discovered which galaxies are best suited for intelligent life. Contrary to early notions, giant elliptical galaxies seem to be far from this role.
That is the conclusion reached , scientists, astrophysicists from the University of Arkansas. A new study contradicts the work of 2015, which reported that in giant elliptical galaxies, the likelihood of a civilization like ours is ten thousand times higher than in spiral galaxies. Such estimates were due to the fact that elliptical galaxies contain more stars and have a low level of potentially deadly supernovae.
However, the authors of the new work believe that the conclusions of the old contradict the statistical rule, which is called the principle of mediocrity. It states that neither the Earth nor humanity are anything special in the universe. And this means that in the absence of evidence to the contrary, an object or its properties should be considered typical of its class.
That is, the location of the planet with people in a spiral galaxy should be rather typical, and not atypical. In addition, elliptical galaxies at an early stage of evolution were characterized by a high level of radiation. Because of all this, life is worth looking for in spiral galaxies.
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