The Breakthrough Listen project, funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, will use radio and optical observatories to listen for messages from alien civilizations.
Moms who raise a scientist are a wonder.
If habitable planets are common, why aren’t alien civilizations? This “Fermi paradox” might be solved by an idea known as the great filter.
An infrared survey of 100,000 galaxies finds no evidence of so-called Kardashev-type alien civilizations.
Today my grandmother would have been 99.
We borrow our existence from the cosmos. We flow on until, like spirals of water, we fade back into the calm.
Happy holidays to everyone.
It’s estimated that there are between 8 and 20 billion potentially habitable Earth-like worlds within our galaxy alone. Those are just the ones that orbit Sun-like stars. If you add in stars like red dwarfs, the number of potentially habitable planets rises to over 40 billion.
The Earth makes another trip around the Sun, and for some strange reason we like to put small wax pillars into sweet baked goods and set them on fire.