(ORDO NEWS) — Researchers say that the presence of intelligent life outside of our planet does not play any role, because humanity will still not be able to find it. If we take into account the achievements and discoveries in the field of astrophysics, then we can say that there are a huge number of exoplanets in the Milky Way, which is estimated at billions.
This suggests that there may still be life somewhere in the universe. But there are also those who think otherwise. Such scientists are considered strange.
Reported by Big Think.
Alex Berezov said that today there is an active debate about not the very existence of life, but what form it can be. Most are inclined to believe that the most common form of life is microbial.
The first representatives of microbes were recorded 3.5 billion years ago. In this regard, experts are primarily trying to find bacteria in the atmospheres of exoplanets.
Some scientists continue to speculate about what alien life might look like if it existed. Berezov notes that if humanity can find traces of an intelligent civilization, then two different things will need to be confirmed at once.
The first point is the statement about the easy and rapid development of life.
The second point is that interstellar travel is quite possible not only in theory, but also in practice. The idea that soon people or some other civilization will learn how to quickly suppress the galaxy as quickly as possible seems to be a real fantasy.
Even if a person can travel at the speed of light, the distance between the stars takes hundreds of thousands of years.
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