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Researchers: Maybe elliptical galaxies aren’t especially cradles of life


We live inside a spiral galaxy, but one school of thought suggests oval-shaped elliptical galaxies are most likely to host intelligent civilizations. A new paper tries to overturn this assumption by applying a classic philosophical technique used by scientists for centuries.

New research published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society questions the life-supporting potential of large elliptical galaxies. The paper, authored by astrophysicist Daniel Whitmire from the University of Arkansas, attempts to overturn a 2015 paper which claimed that elliptical galaxies are 10,000 times more likely to host intelligent life.

George Dvorsky, “Research Casts Doubt on Elliptical Galaxies Being Cradles of Intelligent Life” at Gizmodo

Paper. (open access)

But remember, the space aliens are invented gods. If we don’t locate them here, we can locate them somewhere else. See “Tales of an Invented God..”


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