The search for extra terrestrial intelligence.Astrophysicists working in research area are in a relentless pursuit to find out extra terrestrial life in the universe. So far, no success is made in this area but scientists are still optimistic. The day when scientists discover an intelligent life form having consciousness more or less like us will be a jubilant day for the scientific community.
Chances of having extra terrestrial intelligence can not be ruled out but the thing is that even if they are there it will be in some planet circling around some distant star. Interestingly the closest star system, Alpha Centauri, is 4.2 years away and seeing the speed of space rockets it will take a whopping 60000 years to reach there. So the practical aspects are very challenging and to achieve detection of such intelligent life forms there is a dream only.
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