A British astronomer believes that intelligent alien life forms exist and that it’s only just a matter of time before humans encounter them. She also believes that an invasion carried out by aliens might actually be good for humanity.

Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock specializes in the fields of physics and astronomy. Since 2014, she has been co-hosting the astronomy-themed BBC program “The Sky At Night.” Recently, she shared her thoughts on extraterrestrial intelligence. According to Aderin-Pocock, it is highly possible that humans are not the only intelligent forms of life in the universe primarily because of its vastness.

Due to the number of planets, stars and galaxies that are yet to be identified by space agencies, it is possible that there are worlds that are inhabited by intelligent alien beings.

“I sometimes wonder where the aliens are, but I have little doubt that they’re out there,” Aderin-Pocock told The Guardian. “It’s the numbers game. There are just too many planets, galaxies, solar systems, moons and stars to think there can’t be more life.”

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