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Do Aliens Exist? SETI Video Explores The Chances Of Making First Contact

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJul 28 2015, 18:41 UTC
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Artist's impression of Earth compared to Kepler 452b. NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle.

A landmark discovery was announced by NASA this month: the possibility of a second Earth in Kepler-452b.

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Found by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, this planet orbits a star much like our Sun at a distance roughly similar to Earth.

Could there be life on this "Earth 2.0" or even beyond?

The Director of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Seth Shostak, believes there could be.

“We might be able to learn more. We might even get a message,” Shostak says in the video with FURTHER below. “If we get a message who knows what it might be. It might be really very informative.

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"On the other hand let's assume that – in the conservative case if you will – that you don't get a message. You can't pick it up or you can't decode it. You'll never know what it means. All you know is that there's somebody up there who's clever enough to build a radio transmitter.”

Check out the full interview from FURTHER with SETI Research’s Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak as he talks about life beyond Earth.

 

 


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