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There may be 100 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, or one for every sun-type star in the galaxy, said Alan Boss, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution and author of the new book "The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets."
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I think in the near future, we'll have the capacity to detect other planets that may be earth like.
Then Seti could focus on those areas that have potential.
Originally posted by rufusthestuntbum
reply to post by Swatman
but given that modern intelligent life on this planet is only 10000 years old, there is little chance of us contacting them, but the fact that the universe is thought to be around 15-25 billion years old there is every chance someone could contact us