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'Pretty good chances' of finding alien life in next 25 years

Original post made on Aug 27, 2010

Based on technological advances and predictions made by luminaries like Carl Sagan, it is a "real possibility" that alien life could be found in our galaxy within 25 years, said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at Mountain View's SETI Institute.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 27, 2010, 12:25 PM

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Posted by Jim Doughty
a resident of Gemello
on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Have we brought Mulder and Scully into the loop on this???

Cheers


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Posted by Sean
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Why wait to see aliens? You can see their adventures with everyone's favorite frog: Hurbi! Web Link


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Posted by patrick grant
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on Aug 28, 2010 at 12:54 am

One important factor seems to be overlooked in the Drake equation. Personally we just might be alone as intelegent beings. Life on earth could not have existed without an large stabilizing moon so close. If our own moon was a bit further out our poles woud wobble as a top and like Mars, would have epocs of poles facing the sun. In fact in a billion years our moon will drift out to the point that pole wobble large amounts resulting that life on earth will become impossible for us. Our large moon is truely rare one would conclude.

Further our magnetic field for such a small planet may be a rarity.

That's my thoughts


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Posted by Mr. Big
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 1, 2010 at 2:14 am

ET phone...

Don't assume life to be only on planets... I predict that life will be found on a moon first.


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