If you have been keeping a close watch at the skies or have devised a gadget with the hope of detecting alien signals, you might be disappointed to know that we are not meeting extraterrestrials for another 1500 years or so. Sorry to dishearten but aliens won't come calling in our lifetime, or at least that is what a team of astronomers from the Cornell University in US have suggested.
The researching team of astronomers has reportedly formulated a new equation to define the Fermi Paradox, a philosophical puzzle that questions why aliens have not made contact with us if there are billions of Earth-like habitable planets in the Milky Way. In short, where are all the aliens, especially if the Universe is brimming with them?
As per the scientists' calculations, the signals from our planet have to reach out to at least half of the star systems in our galaxy for them to be tapped by an advanced alien civilization, and such an eventuality is unlikely to occur before the next 1,500 years. "We haven't heard from aliens yet, as space is a big place but that doesn't mean no one is out there," said Evan Solomonides, presenter of the paper at the Astronomical Society's Meeting in San Diego on June 16. "We are not in any special location in the universe; we should not be anything special in the universe. It's possible to hear any time at all, but it becomes likely we will have heard around 1,500 years from now. But if we stop listening or looking, we may miss the signals, so we should keep looking".
One week it's 20 years, the next week it's never, now it's 1,500 years. And the BS keeps on flowing. To read more, click here.