Alien Life Found? What Scientists Discovered After Searching 100,000 Galaxies For Signs Of Extraterrestrials

April 15, 2015 4:31 PM

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Alien Life Found? What Scientists Discovered After Searching 100,000 Galaxies For Signs Of Extraterrestrials

Astronomers have left no stone unturned in the ongoing search for extraterrestrials, having recently scanned some 100,000 distant galaxies for signs of advanced lifeforms. What they discovered might disappoint avid alien hunters – there were no Martian civilizations or towering metropolises in sight – but could pave the way for future deep-space exploration.

The study, published Wednesday in Astrophysical Journal, was one of the first to use NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite, or WISE, to measure the heat radiating from galaxies outside the Milky Way. Out of the 100,000 galaxies studied, 50 of them had “unusually high levels” of mid-in...

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