posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 01:32 PM
The quote from 2001: A Space Odyssey is the first thing that comes to mind when I look at pictures such as these:
This is a picture of the Messier Galaxy, a pinwheel Galaxy located in Ursa Major. Its twice the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Here's a closer look.
Notice all the stars in this one picture?
How about even closer?
This is just ONE galaxy in our immense universe. Some of the stars in our OWN galaxy can be similiar to our OWN Sol.Sol is not unique in the whole
universe to sustain life. Those stars might have planets on them, and some of those planets might be in the 'habitable zone' of that star, that is,
capable of sustaining life. The life on those planets might even be intelligent.
Just looking at the pictures above, there is no possible way Earth is unique in sentient, intelligent life. Have they made it to Earth? That, I cannot
answer, except I hope they have found a way to make it here.
Sol is not unique in the whole universe to sustain life. Our sun is a relatively young star, many of the stars out there are millions, if not BILLIONS
of years older. If intelligent life flourished on those other planets orbiting similiar stars, they would be much more advanced then us, and achieved
interplanetry or intestellar travel. To say WE are the ONLY intelligent life in the universe is incomprehendable in my mind.
Somewhere out there, is someone else, possibly thinking the same thing: Are we alone? Is it ONLY us out here?
My answer is NO.