For those who feared scientists would not find aliens in their lifetime, you might be in luck.

A team of scientists from the University of California believes aliens could make contact with Earth as soon as 2029.

In 2002, NASA sent radio wave transmission to the Pioneer 12 probe in a routine protocol to send data and ensure communication was established.

This signal also reached a star roughly 27 light-years from our planet as transmission spreads out when they contact an object.

The UC researchers hope this signal was intercepted by extraterrestrials that returned a callback to Earth.

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