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Are there aliens out there?

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Life began on the Earth around 3.5 billion years ago. Has the same thing happened somewhere else in the universe? On an icy moon? On a planet in the Goldilocks zone of a distant star?

Imagine if hypothetical aliens were looking for signs of life in our solar system. How might they investigate us from so far away?

goldilocks zone
Astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich explain how we might detect each other with current technologies like ours in this animation with Beakus: Are there aliens?

studying far away worlds
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Bonus: Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar from Cosmos.

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