If you had hopes of finding E.T. anytime soon, one astronomer is about to burst your bubble.

Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology astronomer Sara Seager said it's going to be a long slog before we find an advanced civilization in space.

"It's probably something that's going to be a slow discovery, not like the little green humanoids arriving here on Earth scaring everybody," Seager said in comments obtained by Space.com. "It's probably going to take a long time."

The cognitive dissonance, or outright intellectual dishonesty is breathtaking. To read more, click here.