Astronomers optimistic about finding extraterrestrial life soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 19:30

Johannesburg: Astronomers are confident that it`s just a matter of time before extraterrestrial life is found.

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars as a student in 1967, said that there are 6 000 stars and each holds a possibility of being a planet, News24 reported.
She added that one of the most starling things in astronomy in the last 10 years is the number of stars that have planets, of which many have still not been found.

The ` Square Kilometre Array` with ` MeerKAT ` will hopefully increase the ability to detect stars with planets and subsequently find extraterrestrial life.

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First Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 19:30

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