Our Milky Way galaxy could be filled with alien civilizations, a new study claims, but we do not know because of millions of years.
month in The Astronomical Journal, extraterrestrial life might be taking its time to fully explore the galaxy.
The scientists' work is the latest response to what's known as the Fermi paradox, which wonders Why
Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi famously said something to the effect of, "But where is everybody?"
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The new study claims the aliens may just be taking their time and being strategic.
"If you do not account for the motion of stars when you try to solve this problem, you're basically left with one of two solutions, "Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, a computational scientist and the study's lead author, told Business Insider. "Either nobody leaves their planet, or we are in fact the only technological civilization in the galaxy."
Stars, along with the planets around them, orbit the center of the Milky Way on different speeds, and they sometimes
Carroll-Nellenback's study points out that the aliens just could not wait for their next destination to come closer.
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