Three Scientific Discoveries That Make Finding Alien Life Inevitable

By: 06.15.12

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are some pretty exciting strides in finding aliens in the last month or so. We could discover alien life as soon as a decade from now. Here’s why.

The Kepler Discoveries

Our love of Kepler, the orbiting telescope that NASA is currently using, is well-documented, but probably the most important conclusion was just arrived at recently: where there are stars, there are planets. And the science shows they’re old, small, rocky planets…the kind of planets that can support life.

That doesn’t mean there are a billion Earths out there, but what it does mean is that the odds for life, and more importantly, life that’s had time to evolve into that whole “society” thing, just became that much more likely. Furthermore, in the far future, it means that there will likely be planets we can move onto and terraform in every single star, provided life isn’t already on them.

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