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There Are 300,000 Habitable Planets in Our Galaxy. Are Some Inhabited by ‘Malicious Extraterrestrial” Spacemen?”

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2022
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WASHINGTON, DC, June 6 — University of British Columbia astronomer Jaymie Matthews says that “Our Milky Way has as many as 400 billion stars, with seven per cent of them being G-type. That means there are as many as six billion stars in our galaxy may have Earth-like planets.” In fact, data collected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope found that there are as many as “300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy.” And now, a Spanish researcher, Alberto Caballero, warns that among them are four, and possibly more, planets with “malicious extraterrestrial civilizations.”

Caballero paper has not yet been peer reviewed and though he is not an astrophysicist, he’s given credit for a level of expertise in the field of extraterrestrial intelligence based on a paper published by the University of Cambridge’s peer reviewed International Journal of Astrobiology.

The notion that there may exist spacemen with evil intentions just waiting for the right time to invade Mother Earth is whimsical, at best, but it gives us food for thought. In fact, in an interview with the Canadian-American magazine, Vice, reporter Jason Koebler kicked off his article by quoting the late English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking who warned: “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

His point: the practice of what is known as Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence [METI] in search of alien life might be somewhat dangerous in that it reveals our presence. It might be more prudent to remain an undetected presence among those millions and millions of habitable planets in the Milky Way.

Caballero told Koebler during the interview that he wrote “the paper [is] based only on life as we know it.  We don’t know the mind of extraterrestrials. An extraterrestrial civilization may have a brain with a different chemical composition and they might not have our empathy or they might have more psychopathological behaviors. I found this way to do [the study], which has limitations, because we don’t know the mind of what aliens would be like…I think unfortunately it’s still quite a secret topic, no one seems to be willing to talk about it. There’s this fear of being afraid to send messages out there, but there’s very little research on whether it’s actually dangerous to do [so].”

In the end, the notion of extraterrestrials and spaceships that can reach speeds at least one-tenth the speed of light — 186,282 miles per second — is the stuff of science fiction. “The truth is that interstellar travel and exploration is technically possible. There’s no law of physics that outright forbids it.  But that doesn’t necessarily make it easy, and it certainly doesn’t mean we’ll achieve it in our lifetimes, let alone [in] this century,” says astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter. In fact, he wrote in an article, “we’ve already achieved interstellar exploration status. We have several spacecraft on escape trajectories, meaning they’re leaving the solar system and they are never coming back.”

Some might say the ability to successfully launch interstellar space probes currently is a step in the right direction. “Except,” says Sutter, “the problem is that they’re going nowhere really fast. Each one of these intrepid interstellar explorers is traveling at tens of thousands of miles per hour, which sounds pretty fast.  They’re not headed in the direction of any particular star, because their missions were designed to explore planets inside the solar system. But if any of these spacecraft were headed to our nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, just barely four light-years away, they would reach it in about 80,000 years.”

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spitfire?1940
spitfire?1940
2 years ago

Scripture tells us that when God created the universe He made man in His own image.Therefore the inhabitants of other planets would be just like us in every way.

Andrew P
Andrew P
2 years ago

There are probably malicious aliens living on alternate timelines of Earth, and they visit all the time. Hence the UFOs.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

The answer to the Title of Article is simple…
Humans are the malicious alien species inhabiting a planet FLOATING in OUTER SPACE called Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Closer to home than you thought, eh?

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Everything that has been pointed out in your article related to the potential danger of encountering an advanced alien civilization, capable of interstellar space travel, has been known and discussed by several scientific-based organizations for literally decades. You are correct that people like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and several members of NASA and other scientific bodies have all pointed out the obvious potential risks and dangers towards humanity should we encounter such an alien race. If they were to come here with hostile intent, we would hardly be in any position to stand up to them. Any civilization capable of harnessing the sort of technology necessary to achieve interstellar space travel would be at least 50,000 to 100,000 years in advance of us and would likely also have the means to erradicate us from orbit, if they so desired.

Of course one could also expect that any alien civilization that far advanced would have evolved well beyond hostile intentions and might instead simply view us as a insignificant, primitive civilization to be studied and then left alone. After all, we pose no threat to them nor would we have the means for space travel beyond our own solar system for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Such peaceful visitors might be like our own zoologists or anthropologists, that study life on our own planet today. In any event, humanity doesn’t currently possess the means to do anything about any potential visitors from space one way or another.

Kirk Bolton
Kirk Bolton
2 years ago

People have believed this unscientific fluff (note, to be scientific it must be observed and repeatable, etc.) for thousands of years. We used to call it Greek mythology. Now I guess it’s sophisticated theorizing, amazing progress in education.

Kevin Griggs
Kevin Griggs
2 years ago

The aliens came here and discovered just how stupid and screwed up the humans are.
They then did the worse possible thing for us…they left us here to destroy ourselves.
They come visit but don’t want anything to do with us.
They’re an advanced civilization and we’re not!

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

When our many gifted scientists (seriously); using all the wonderful gizmos and gadgets available, come up with one, just one, replicating living cell from non-living matter; then I’ll consider the “odds” given. But hey! maybe they have. Someone throw me a link.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

We already have on Earth dangerous invasions involving several species …. Communist, Nazis, DemocRats. About as dangerous to safe and free living as can be imagined. ,….

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Thet technology simply does not exist to ensure a safe round trip even to Mars … and think it very unlikely that it will be attempted in the lifetime of any human on earth. I’m not fully convinced that even a one-way trip is feasible for many, many years into the future. And I think that is well for humanity It’s okay to fantasize what can be dreamed up in the future, but I really don’t see it as having any more worth than having a fantasy at a technical level or adding some warfare implements (maybe).

Darryl
Darryl
2 years ago

Whoever ok’d this junk should be fired.

John
John
2 years ago

I think we should send Pelosi, Schumer and probably as a watchdog McConnell on a mission to check it out.

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

If we sent messages out there, they could take millions of years before they found someone who could interpret them, if they exist at all. I’m all for exploration and do believe there’s life on other planets, but, based on how many people on earth voted for biden, it’s hard to say how intelligent that life could be, regardless of the size of their populations. I mean, we look smart enough…

Oh dear, potentially four planets with “malicious extraterrestrial civilizations”. These imaginings are better left for sci-fi movies on Netflix.

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

YEAH, THE MALISCIOUS ARE CALLED, liberals

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