Saturday, May 31, 2014

Complex Alien Life Could Exist On 100 Million Planets


A new study asserts that the Milky Way is home to one hundred million planets that could support alien life.

And not just simple microbial life, but complex alien life.

Professor Schulze-Makuch explained on Air & Space Magazine‘s website:

The BCI calculation revealed that 1 to 2 percent of known exoplanets showed a BCI rating higher than Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has a subsurface global ocean that may be hospitable to life.

Based on an estimate of 10 billion stars in the Milky Way, and assuming an average of one planet per star, this yields the figure of 100 million.

Some scientists believe the number could be 10 times higher.

Schulze-Makuch is also careful to point out that the study does not claim that complex life definitively exists on one hundred million planets.

It only points out that the necessary conditions to support that life could exist on that many planets.

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