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Apr 22 2015

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Is there anybody out there?

Search for advanced civilizations finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies. I certainly this its possible, but its seeming to be less and less likely. SETI has been an ongoing project for decades, and no verifiable evidence of advanced alien life has been found.

Could it be that our Solar System is indeed unique? Most star systems have two or more stars. Most exo-Systems have super-Earths rotating extremely close to their star(s), but apparently Jupiter cleared all those out of our System early in its history. And the Sun is apparently billions of years younger than most of the other stars in the Milky Way, so there has been plenty of time for older civilizations to have formed.

It may not be exactly unique, but our home sure looks like it is exceedingly rare. While I do think there is plenty of life out there (we’ll likely find microscopic life on Mars in a decade or so), I am starting to believe that we’re it when it comes to intelligent life. The good news is that there’s plenty of leg room in the galaxy for us to stretch out into.

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