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could you please show the source you got that from . im not saying i dont believe you im just interested to read the article
Originally posted by webpirate
Scientists just last week said every single star in our solar system had at least 1 planet circling it. I assume the same is true for this system too.
How can you look at those images and not believe in life somewhere other than Earth?
Originally posted by YeshuaPiso
I think the latest figure I read said that our scientists calculate there are fifty thousand million million stars in the 'known' universe.... 'known' suggests to me it goes on further but let's stick there with the fifty thousand million million stars...
That's 50,000,000,000,000,000 stars...
Let's be stupid and say that 1% of those stars have planets revolving around them.
And that of that 1%... only 0.00001% have any type of life on them from a single celled amoeba to something much more complex.
Ridiculous figures but it still means there are 50,000,000 (fifty million) planets out there with life on them.
Let us further assume, for arguments sake, that we are in the most advanced ten percent of planets - that still means there are 5 million civilisations out there in advance of us.
Do we really think some of them haven't managed to develop the technology to travel inter-stellar distances?
Originally posted by lawgiver00
With all those galaxies, there's no way that we are alone here. I'm glad ATS is here so that I have a place where I can express that without worrying about "sounding crazy".
I would say the universe in teeming with life, it just seems logical to me. There's some theories that suggest life was seeded by comets, at least the bare necessities. If that's so, it makes sense that the same has happened elsewhere. The big question of course is how much of that life is intelligent life. Who knows?
I think life is inevitable, it's a dead certainty, as for us being visited by it, well, I guess that's not the debate at hand here but I often wonder what's out there and what life would be like for another civilised world. It absolutely fascinates me, I wish I was born in an age where we were so far advanced that we'd know these things and have knowledge and interration with other beings. Not a chance in my lifetime.