Given the ever-growing vastness of the universe, it remains difficult to imagine there has never been an official recorded account of extraterrestrial life attempting to contact Earth.
The idea that the human race is the only intelligent life in the universe can be frightening — and statistically seems unfathomable — but despite countless efforts to reach other beings, humanity has been left unanswered.
Some of the brightest minds in science have proposed countless theories why aliens haven’t contacted us, but one research from the Laboratory of Statistical Biophysics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland theorized why we have been left on read whenever we attempt to make contact.
“We’ve only been looking for 60 years,” biophysicist Claudio Grimaldi told EPFL while discussing his research.
Grimaldi suggests aliens may be trying to make contact as — as we are with them — but given how long we’ve put effort into making contact and our position to possible alien civilizations, patience may be humanity’s ally in the quest for finding other life forms.