Scientists Named the Date When Humanity Will Encounter Alien Life

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human alien contactResearchers of the SETI project calculated the date when humanity will encounter alien intelligence, based on data received from the space telescope Kepler.

Seth Shostak, chief astronomer of the SETI project engaged in the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, stated that probably by 2040 electromagnetic signals of alien origin will be detected, writes Space.com. This forecast was made on the basis of data received from the space telescope Kepler.

Speaking at a NASA symposium at Stanford, Shostak said that there is an extremely great percentage of potentially habitable planets, and after two decades, astronomers will be able to scan enough star systems to detect them, reports Fox News.

According to Shostak, every fifth star has a planet orbiting it, on which the existence of intelligent life is possible. This may mean that there actually are billions of Earth-like planets in the universe.

The scientist is sure that if at least one of them has living creatures on it whose intelligence is at our level or exceeds it, they will certainly receive a radio signal from Earth and respond to it. Now, according to Shostak, aliens are probably “listening patiently and cautiously to find out if the contact with them is set up.” The astronomer does not exclude that the signal may be received by the researchers on Earth.

The SETI project, which began in 1959, aims to search for extraterrestrial life. At the beginning of the 2000s the “alien busters” believed that due to the rapid growth of computer technology mankind will be able to make contact with other worlds in 2025.

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By | 2017-11-26T17:21:02+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Categories: Extraterrestrials & UFOs, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jeff February 13, 2014 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Well, meeting another civilization may not be in our best interests. Quoting Stephen Hawkins, meeting a more advanced civilization “might be a bit like the original inhabitants of America meeting Columbus. I don’t think they were better off for it.”

  2. Podbits February 13, 2014 at 4:56 am - Reply

    They know that there are aliens out there, they just arent telling us. How can they project that we will be recieving signals in 2040? They know something and arent telling us.

  3. KA Taylor February 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Is SETI so unwilling to seriously investigate the many pilot reports of encounters with UFOs? There are so numerous and well documented by credible individuals, that it bears examination. Contact by 2040? They are already here, Seth Shostak.

  4. George E Moss February 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    The plain truth is that we on Earth have received many visits from extraterrestrials in the past; by both physical and non-physical means. Some who visited physically, built Earth’s first pyramids for energy production whilst they were here; why else should they have been built to such perfection, on selected ley lines and with exact east-west orientation?

    Electromagnetic radio-dish communication is useless, because this method is simply not used by other sentient beings for communicating across universal distance. Why use this when seance-group-mind-link method of communicating is available? Mind-link operates exterior to space-time and is instantaneous. Physical brain is a wonderful biological computer that can download thought-behind-words to its known language. So with this method of communication available why mess about with antiquated radio dishes? Advanced sentient beings would not dream of doing this. Through the last decade our UK group, which includes several mediums and scientists, has received approaching 100 communications from friends across the universe. Others will certainly reveal themselves when we are ready to receive them in friendship.

  5. Stone February 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I have some info i got from meditations.

    Between 2015-2018 Something will happen that will
    awaken everyone to alien life. Everyone will know we are not alone. What that thing is i don’t know.

    Between 2025-2033 Our first genetic related ancestors
    will arrive here. Our family stretches beyond this world.
    This will be a big change. And we will become Earthlings.
    We will become as one.

    Love
    StoneOcean

  6. tmraywood February 28, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Yeah, something’s fishy with this. The distances we’re talking about here are huge. Huge as in hundreds of thousands of light years huge. And since nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, the only way we could ‘pick up’ any such transmissions is if they’d been sent a long, long, long, long, long, long time ago. (Hope that wasn’t too technical.) In other words, sent before we even inhabited the planet.

    For SETI to speak therefore with such brash certainty as to the ‘imminent’ contact with alien life forms is to essentially telegraph that, indeed, communication of this sort is already in place. They’re just trying to warm us to the idea, ever so gradually, so as to not freak out the whole planet (red buttons and all). So this is just one more cog in that machine. Can’t blame ’em.

  7. Garrett June 19, 2014 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I feel like I’m in the twilight zone and I just woke up in the past only to read an article about the future…the evidence is so overwhelming that we’ve already made contact that I’m speechless.

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