• Question: Do you think that there are other beings out there?

    Asked by Nathan to Aisling, Anil, Claire, Leona, Micki on 9 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Cotch, jm, 552nand32.
    • Photo: Micki Mitchell

      Micki Mitchell answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      It would be illogical to me if there wasn’t other lifeforms in some shape or form. In an infinite universe? Only one planet with life? I think not!

    • Photo: Anil Jain

      Anil Jain answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      Not sure. Hope we will find it out soon.

    • Photo: Leona Mc Girr

      Leona Mc Girr answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      Not sure, I like to imagine that there are other lifeforms out there and will hopefully find out soon.

    • Photo: Claire O'Connell

      Claire O'Connell answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      I definitely think that there are other forms of life out there. If you look up to the sky and try and count how many stars there are, it’s pretty difficult. The universe is huge! Surely we can’t be the only ones.
      However when we do find them I don’t think that they will look and think like us.

    • Photo: Aisling Kerr

      Aisling Kerr answered on 10 Nov 2015:

      I definitely do! But whether we will ever contact other beings is a different question. Two big things stand in the way of us making alien friends – time and space. The universe is billions of years old but humans have only been around for about 200,000 years and been space faring for less then a hundred years, which is the blink of an eye for the universe. The odds of existing at the same time as another civilization who have similar levels of technology are so remote we may never overlap! And even if we did, space is so huge and so remote that by the time they receive a radio signal we sent, millions of years might have passed. Having said all that, I would love if someone discovered life on another planet even if it was just bacteria!