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This planetary scientist has a new idea for why we haven't heard from aliens yet

During the summer of 1950, physicist Enrico Ferm posed a question to his colleagues over lunch, "Don't you ever wonder where everybody is?" Fermi was referring to alien life. In the 4.4 billion years it took a species capable of space travel to form on Earth, Fermi proposed that the galaxy should have been overrun with intelligent, technologically-advanced aliens. Yet, we have no evidence of this despite decades of searching.
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