"Aliens may be staring us in the face"
By T.K. Randall
February 22, 2010 · 30 comments
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The Queen's astronomer has said that alien life might be so unlike our own that they could be here now and we wouldn't know.
"They could be staring us in the face and we just donít recognise them. The problem is that weíre looking for something very much like us, assuming that they at least have something like the same mathematics and technology," he said.
Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society and astronomer to the Queen, said the existence of extra terrestrial life may be beyond human understanding. He made the remarks shortly after hosting the national science academyís first conference on the possibility of alien life.
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