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The astronomers were also able for the first time to determine the age of the stars in the habitable zone. They found that 75 percent of them are older than our sun.
"If people think that intelligent life will happen on these planets, then 75 percent of this intelligent life will have had a longer time to evolve than people or the entities that are circulating around our sun," said Lineweaver.
Originally posted by mattywhelz
I agree with Jodie Foster's character in Contact, if there is no other life out there: "It would be an awful waste of space." I marvel at the incredible diversity of life here on the Earth and how it can flourish in even the most extreme of enviroments. How could there not be life elsewhere in our galaxy and beyond?