There are 300,000 habitable planets in our galaxy. Are any of them inhabited by “malicious alien” astronauts? – AMAC

WASHINGTON, DC, June 6 – University of British Columbia astronomer Jaymie Matthews says “our Milky Way has up to 400 billion stars, 7% of which are G-type stars. There are up to six billion stars in our galaxy that could have Earth-like planets. In fact, data collected by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope revealed that there are up to “300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy.” And now a Spanish researcher, Alberto Caballero, warns that among them are four planets, and possibly more, with “malicious extraterrestrial civilizations”.

Caballero Paper has not yet been peer reviewed and although he is not an astrophysicist, he is recognized for his level of expertise in the field of extraterrestrial intelligence based on a paper published by the review by Cambridge University peers International Journal of Astrobiology.

The idea that there could be astronauts with bad intentions just waiting for the right moment to invade Mother Earth is fanciful at best, but it gives us food for thought. Indeed, in an interview with the Canadian-American magazine, Vicejournalist Jason Koebler kicked off his article by quoting the late English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking who warned: “If extraterrestrials ever visited us, I think the result would be something like when Christopher Columbus first landed times in America, which was not the case. great for Native Americans.

Its subject: the practice of what is called the Extraterrestrial Intelligence of Messaging [METI] searching for extraterrestrial life could be somewhat dangerous in that it reveals our presence. It might be safer 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 diary [is] based solely on life as we know it. We don’t know the minds of extraterrestrials. An alien civilization may have a brain with a different chemical makeup and they might not have our empathy or they might have more psychopathological behaviors. I found this way [the study], which has limitations, because we don’t know what extraterrestrials would look like… I think unfortunately it’s still a pretty secret topic, no one seems to want to talk about it. There is this fear of being afraid to send messages, but there is very little research on whether it is really dangerous to do so. [so].”

Ultimately, the notion of aliens and spacecraft being able to reach speeds of at least one-tenth the speed of light – 186,282 miles per second – is 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 we will achieve it in our lifetime, and even less [in] this century,” says astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter. In fact, he wrote in a article, “we have already achieved interstellar exploration status. We have several spacecraft on escape trajectories, which means they are leaving the solar system and will never return.

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

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