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Are we alone in the universe? Probably not.

Astronomers generally agree that the immense size, and age, of the universe almost certainly means there are other intelligent beings out there. So why haven't we found them?
It's the big question. And it's impossible not to ponder.
It's the big question. And it's impossible not to ponder. (Popular Science/)

Measured edge to edge, the universe as we know it stretches some 93 billion light-years across. That unfathomable expanse contains 2 trillion galaxies, each shining with millions of stars and dotted with more planets than you can imagine. Given all that real estate, it seems unlikely we're alone. Yet in all of human history, we've found nothing to suggest otherwise.

Scientists who have spent their careers searching for any sign of an otherworldly civilization concede it’s possible we’ve got

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