Humanity Will Detect Aliens By 2040, Researcher Says

Written by on February 11, 2014 in ETs, UFOs & Crop Circles, Reality's Edge with 0 Comments

Foxnews | Feb 11th 2014

the_milky_way_by_symmetrybox-d5ez8c6Intelligent extraterrestrial beings are out there, and we’ll be meeting them shortly – perhaps within the next 25 years, according to one scientist.

A researcher for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence says humanity will detect aliens by the year 2040, reports.

‘I think we’ll find E.T. within two dozen years using these sorts of experiments.'

– SETI’s Seth Shostak

That’s because, by then, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems to detect alien-produced electromagnetic signals.

“I think we’ll find E.T. within two dozen years using these sorts of experiments,” SETI’s Seth Shostak said during a Feb. 6 discussion at the 2014 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts symposium at Stanford University. “Instead of looking at a few thousand star systems, which is the tally so far, we will have looked at maybe a million star systems” by 2040, he said.

Part of Shostak’s confidence is based on progress made by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, which has turned up evidence that the Milky Way galaxy is packed with worlds capable of supporting life as we know it.

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