Scientists from the UK have studied the planets in the Milky Way Galaxy based on the conditions that have led to the development of life on Earth. The study shows that more than 30 planets in the Milky Way may have a civilization similar to the one on Earth.
Scientists from the University of Nottingham in the UK have determined that how many planets in the galaxy can host an advanced civilization by identifying planets that can house an evolution similar to the evolution of life on Earth, assuming that life on Earth is similar to other planets in the Milky Way. .
The study of scientists has obtained data that will shed light on the future of life on Earth, while investigating the existence of planets that can host civilizations in the Milky Way. According to the study, the continuation of life on Earth may not take as long as we hope.
Researchers looked at evolution on a cosmic scale to study planets
Christopher Conselice from Nottingham University, who made a statement about the study, stated that it was assumed that it would take 5 billion years for a smart form of life to develop as in the world. Conselice said that looking at it should have at least a few dozen civilizations in the galaxy.
Christopher Conselice, who also gave information about the details of the study, said that his ideas in the study were a cosmic view of evolution. Conselice added that they used a calculation called Astrobiological Copernicus Boundary to carry out the study.
Two values are used for the Astrobiological Copernican Border. The first is the weak border, which says that it takes 5 billion years after formation to develop intelligent life forms on a planet. The second is the strong limit that shows that life began 4.5 to 5 billion years ago.
Scientists used the strong limit, the second of the Astrobiological Copernicus Limit values, in their studies. It was also considered as a factor in the study that intelligent species should develop in metal-rich environments. This is because humanity developed in a metal-rich environment due to the metal in the Sun.
After determining the conditions, the researchers used the assumptions about where life could occur to understand how many planets in the Milky Way could meet these conditions.
36 intelligent life forms on the planet
Using the two factors mentioned above, researchers from Nottingham University have identified 36 planets in the Milky Way, where civilizations with intelligent life forms may exist. However, communication with these planets seems impossible at this time.
In order to be in contact with the detected planets, it is necessary to send radio signals and receive good signals from them. However, the closest of the detected planets is 17,000 light years away from Earth, making this communication impossible.
“Our research not only reveals the existence of how life emerged, but also gives us tips on how long our own civilization will survive,” said Christopher Conselice, who made a statement about the study.