Are we alone in the universe? Nope, probably not, says astronomer

It’s a question that has inspired many of us to stare up into the wild blue yonder, eyes wide and imaginations open. Are we alone? Is it truly just us out there in the great expanse of the universe or is there something more? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in Mountain View, Calif., has an answer to that enduring question. ‘If there isn’t anyone out there, that makes us really, really special. For a scientist to think we’re really special is usually the wrong explanation.’ – Seth Shostak, astronomer “If I thought we were alone, I would have gotten a different job because I can tell you, it isn’t so lucrative to look for E.T. as a professional,” said Shostak, referring to the alien from the 1982 movie.  “I clearly think they’re…


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