We know life exists on Earth, but we have yet to find it anywhere else.
We have mathematical projections which forcefully argue the number of stars and planets in the universe is so vast and infinite, life must be all over it – but we have yet to find it anywhere else.
A new study from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics doesn’t change that. But if life is out there, these findings could go a long way to telling us where to look.
“We don’t even need to know exactly how it’s spreading,” Harvard researcher Henry Lin explained in a chat with Yahoo Canada.
“Whether it’s spreading by spaceships colonizing galaxies, or by spores riding on asteroids, it doesn’t really matter. The point is, we now have a generic way to search for the spread of life.”
And it’s complicated. I’m as likely to walk on another world as I am to give you a simple explanation of what these guys are doing.
Essentially, though, if we find an Earth-like world out there that might support life, we now haveRead More »from Where do aliens live?