Midnight In The Desert — Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox - [Video]

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The Fermi Paradox - [Video]

The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe? See Part 2: The Fermi Paradox - The Big Picture

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Where Is Alien Life? Six Of The Top Theories

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Where Is Alien Life? Six Of The Top Theories

We have accomplished a lot in our (relatively) short time on Earth. We’ve sent humans to the Moon and to live in space, developed massive and sophisticated telescopes to see the farthest reaches of the cosmos, and even rocketed rovers to Mars and probes to the edge of our solar system. However, a number of organizations have taken humanity’s voyage into the final frontier a step farther. NASA, the European Space Agency, and the research collective behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have been working tirelessly to find out if we are alone, once and for all. Already, a...

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Fermi's Paradox: Where Are The Aliens?

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Fermi's Paradox: Where Are The Aliens?

Since my last post was on Earth's hosting of life, it's natural to follow with a discussion of life elsewhere. From the outset, we must state two essential facts: first, that we have no concrete evidence that intelligent aliens have ever visited our planet; and, second, that we have no evidence that there is life outside Earth, intelligent or not. Let's look into the alien visitation question first — and leave the question of life elsewhere for another time. If ETs came to Earth at some point, they didn't leave a single clue. The countless UFO sightings, some from dumbfounded...

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The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

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The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect—potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates. The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist anywhere, because they would inevitably colonize the Galaxy by star travel—and since we don’t see any obvious signs of aliens here, searching for their signals is pointless. The Drake Equation is perfectly genuine: it was created by astronomer...

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