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10:09 | 01-11-2014 | Science | No Comments

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The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.


“On average, you’d expect the civilizations to be separated by at least 1,000 light-years in the Milky Way. That’s a large distance, and for communication purposes you need to allow for twice the travel distance, so you’re talking about civilizations that have to be around for at least a few thousand years in order to have the opportunity to talk to each other,” astronomer Michael Garrett, head of the Dutch astronomy research foundation ASTRON said.

“We don’t really know the time scales in which civilizations persist,” he added.


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