36 communicating intelligent civilization are in our galaxy – Study says. Scientists have calculated that there would be 36 intelligent communicating civilizations in the Milky Way – Galaxy.
36 communicating intelligent civilizations are in our galaxy. As per the reports based on a study, earth has proven to be successfully hosting life in the universe so far, yet there could be 36 more intelligent communicating civilizations in the galaxy.
Maybe we are not alone in the universe, but due to time and distance, we may never actually know if they exist or ever existed. The study was published by The Astrophysical Journal on Monday.
Previous calculations along these lines have been based on the Drake equation, which was written by astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake in 1961.
“Drake developed an equation which in principle can be used to calculate how many Communicating Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent (CETI) civilizations there may be in the Galaxy,” the authors wrote in their study. “However, many of its terms are unknowable and other methods must be used to calculate the likely number of communicating civilizations.”
“The two Astrobiological Copernican limits are that intelligent life forms in less than 5 billion years, or after about 5 billion years — similar to on Earth where a communicating civilization formed after 4.5 billion years,” said coauthor Tom Westby, an assistant professor in the University of Nottingham’s faculty of engineering, in a statement.