SETI, come back, all is forgotten
|June 28, 2011||Posted by News under Extraterrestrial life|
According to a Reuters story published by The Guardian (27 June 2011), we may expect to encounter alien civilisations within twenty years:
Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer said on Monday.”The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms … Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,” said Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute, according to the Interfax news agency.
Speaking at an international forum dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, Finkelstein said 10% of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth.
If water can be found there, then so can life, he said, adding that aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head.
Is that a real prediction? That is, if the prediction did not come true, what might we learn? Thoughts?