Recent research is showing that we humans are not the only intelligent species in our universe. The super-advanced humans are apparently surrounded by even higher organisms in our galaxy. But these civilizations are almost 17,000 light-years away from us. It is impossible for us to cover such a distance with the technology we have available at the moment. However, we are now sure that aliens live out there.
Researchers believe intelligent life forms started appearing in our universe by almost 5 billion years ago. Similar to our planet, these were also communicating civilizations. It is only natural to believe there are at least a few dozen active civilizations out there in our galaxy.
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Aliens live in our galaxy, say, researchers
There could be 36 active intelligent civilizations in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, but we are unable to communicate to them because the average distance to these civilizations would be 17,000 light-years away, new research has said. According to researchers, intelligent life forms in less than 5 billion years, or after about 5 billion years, similar to on Earth where a communicating civilization formed after 4.5 billion years.
There should be at least a few dozen active civilizations in our Galaxy under the assumption that it takes 5 billion years for intelligent life to form on other planets, as on Earth, said Christopher Conselice, professor of astrophysics at the University of Nottingham. This research may prove very helpful for NASA who is currently searching for aliens on Mars.
The number of civilizations depends strongly on how long they are actively sending out signals of their existence into space. Technology such as radio transmissions from satellites and television, help. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, do not forget to follow us on our Telegram Channel for daily updates.
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