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Good question, could be months from now, years, decades, or maybe even centuries. Nobody has an exact answer to this since our technology has not really advanced enough, at least not enough where it can search for life outside of a small portion of the milky way galaxy. And given the possibility of the number of galaxies there could be, that’s a very small portion that we’ve looked at to note whether or not we’d find distant life.
Which reminds me, there was but one unexplained signal that could hint at something more out there, but it could have been a number of things, a pulsar, quasar, or similar natural occurrences that we’ve yet to learn of. Or you could take your imagination a bit further and picture some distant alien race sending out signals to their closest stars, aiming at our Sun in the process and thus the Wow! signal was born. But the latter is just a wild speculation of mine and others.
So if someone gives you a definitive answer they’re answering based on what little data we have for now. My guess is that we may find life decades from now when we have more sophisticated technologies scattered throughout our star’s distant vicinity. Maybe then we could at least have more of an idea of how probable it would be for life to arise in other planets or moons. We haven’t even probed Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is believed to harbor an ocean world beneath its icy crust.
So there’s still a lot of questions and mysteries we’ve yet to tap into in our own solar system let alone our own galaxy. My personal opinion is that there may be all sorts of life not as we know it and maybe similar to it in other sectors of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
I often think that if Sun-like stars are becoming more and more frequent as our technology advances, who’s to say other planets as nurturing as the Earth have not been hit with meteors carrying the stuff of life. Starting the process of evolution but under different conditions or chemical make-up. I speak for no one but myself when I say that the probability of us finding distant life (if we don’t kill life on this planet along with ourselves in the meantime) could be very high. Despite the fact that some planets may be too extreme for us, the more exoplanets we encounter, the more I think this universe almost seems to allow for far bigger and stranger chances when it comes to life.
Hey guys, I’m Michaelantonio and I’m new to the team here at Scinerds. I’ll be covering physics, a bit of environmental stuff, tech, and just the general sciencey things. I also have my own news/politics blog at This Is The Right One and I contribute to We Speak For Earth. Well hey, I’m looking forward to spreading my love for science with you. Much love.