How Soon Will We Find Alien Life?

According to a recent Time magazine (8-15 Sep 2014) quoting the SETI Institute, we will find alien life somewhere in the universe within the next 26 years.  Here are the calculations:

  • The Milky Way has at least 100 billion star systems that might support life.  Estimates of the number of active alien civilizations range from 10,000 to 1 million.
  • So far we have examined a few thousand star systems.  But the rate at which we’re doing so doubles about every two years.
  • At that rate, we will have examined 1 million systems by the mid-2030 and 10 million by 2040, making it highly probable we will find someone or something.


We are not alone (cue the eerie music).

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One Response to How Soon Will We Find Alien Life?

  1. magnocrat says:

    Take a look at the Fermi Paradox– where are they all?
    We must remember conditions on earth are pretty unique; they may not have been duplicated.

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