New Study Claims There Could Be At Least 36 Other Intelligent Civilizations In Our Galaxy

Scientists At The University Of Nottingham Believe There Is Absolutely Life On Other Planets

June 16, 2020


For as many people out there claim to have had an extraterrestrial encounter, most likely people on Earth are still yet to experience alien lifeforms. However, due to the size of the Milky Way Galaxy, many still assume we are not the only planet with living beings. Now, a new study claims that our galaxy could have at least 36 active, communicating intelligent civilizations.

The study, done by scientists at the University of Nottingham, found that there may be more intelligent civilizations than previously expected. Before this study, scientist and space enthusiasts often cited the Drake equation to prove life exists on other planets. “The key difference between our calculation and previous ones based on the Drake equation is that we make very simple assumptions about how life developed," said study coauthor Christopher Conselice.

The team developed what they call an Astrobiological Copernican Principle, in order to establish weak and strong limits on life in the Milky Way Galaxy. They used history of star formations, ages of stars, the metal content of the stars and the likelihood of stars hosting Earth-like planets to find the possibility of 36 active, communicating intelligent civilizations. Maybe this means we may see aliens one day after all.