Aliens Could Be Discovered Within 20 Years SETI Testifies Before Congress

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center (SETI) specialists testified on the scientific methods used to search for extraterrestrial life in the universe, including radio and optical astronomy techniques.


Testifying before the US House of Representatives committee on science, space, and technology, senior astronomer Seth Shostak predicted that life will soon be found in our own cosmic backyard, within the solar system itself.

"There are at least a half a dozen other worlds that might have life in our solar system," Dr. Shostak told the congressmembers.

"The chances of finding it I think are good, and if that happens I think it will happen in the next 20 years, depending on the financing."

The astronomer went on to explain that as new research suggests some 70 per cent of stars in our own galaxy have orbiting planets, and as many as one fifth of those likely include at least one Earth-like planet, odds overwhelmingly favor life.

"The numbers are so astounding that if this is the only planet that not only life but intelligent life has arisen, then we are extraordinarily exceptional," he explained.

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