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I read an article a few days ago that speculated that the number of planets in the universe that could support life probably numbers in the trillions. 1,070 more words
Before sending the Voyager spacecraft off into space in 1977, Carl Sagan and his team insisted on including a “bottle” to send off into the “cosmic ocean.” This message to potential intelligent life in the universe is contained in the Voyager record, a 12 inch golden record meant to encapsulate life on Earth. 256 more words
New findings out of Uppsala University in Sweden suggest that Earth is an incredibly unique place – in fact, out of the 700 quintillion terrestrial planets in the universe, there may be nothing else like it. 449 more words
Astrophysicists have suggested a new approach to make sure we don’t miss signals from extraterrestrial observers trying to contact us.
René Heller and Ralph Pudritz at McMaster University in Canada say that extraterrestrials looking to make contact with Earth likely use similar methods for searching for life as we do, since they have to deal with the same physical principals of the universe. 316 more words