Tuesday, June 4, 2013

does alien life exist?

i'm convinced the answer is yes.  the thing to understand is that the universe is GARGANTUAN, so the likelihood of actually communicating with alien lifeforms that we may find will be extremely difficult.

my friend and colleague, simon o'toole, explains the science behind finding planets around other stars (exoplanets) in this veritasium video.  while simon's explanations are great, the random people on the street that are asked "what is a galaxy?" and "what is a light year?" give answers that are fairly depressing.

i certainly have my (new) job cut out for me!

dont forget what to do if you should happen to be the first human to ever make alien contact!

1 comment:

Big Mark 243 said...

... so, I am wondering if you figure on the Drake Equation being 'a thing' that the universe is infinite... but what if it is infinite because it simply loops around and like a a moebius strip, just goes around and around and really isn't 'infinite' as it is 'continuous'...