Could Alien Civilizations Exist in the Center of the Milky Way?

Could Alien Civilizations Exist in the Center of the Milky Way?
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Have we been looking for other civilisations in the wrong places of the Galaxy?

Our Solar System is inside the Galaxy called The Milky Way, and for many years, scientists have tried to find other civilisations or proof of their existence. The rotational centre of this spiral galaxy, known as the Galactic Centre, was not on the list of possible places to search for other civilisations. For many, it is implausible that in its 13 million years of existence, there have been no more advanced civilisations in the Milky Way. Recent studies explained in the magazine Universe Today suggest that scientists were looking at the wrong places for a long time when they should have looked inside the Galactic centre.

Computer simulations to the rescue

According to the computer simulations performed by Jason T.Wright et al in 2021, our galaxy is not a static one, which means that the Milky Way is a moving spiral galaxy. With this in mind, another technologically advanced civilization could have used a spacecraft similar in speed to ours and colonize a new uninhabited world from many of the moving stars and planets. 

The Core of the Galaxy should be the target.

Wright and other scientists have argued that the Galactic Centre is a suitable habitat for life forms, meaning liquid water could exist there, and extra-terrestrial creatures might have existed or will in the future. Back in 1974, using the Arecibo radio telescope, a message was sent to the Great Globular Cluster (M13), and it will reach its destination in a few more thousand years. This was just the start of the messages and explorations that still need to be done to find proof of another civilization. Perhaps inside the Centre of the Milky Way, there could be more habitable planets that scientists can discover. 


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Katherine Baldwin

Katherine is just getting her start as a journalist. She attended a technical school while still in high school where she learned a variety of skills, from photography to nutrition. Her enthusiasm for both natural and human sciences is real so she particularly enjoys covering topics on medicine and the environment.

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