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Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Started by Unbeliever, June 21, 2019, 12:33:16 pm

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QuoteWhat can modern results in astrobiology tell us about the prospects for finding intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe?

The famous Drake equation, which provides a rough estimate of the number of civilisations in our galaxy, predicts that space should be teaming with aliens. So where are they and why have we not found them yet?

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti