|NGC 7006 Class 1 Global Cluster (NASA photo)|
Although peanut clusters most likely host intelligent microbial life, we’re not sure
whether globular clusters do.
Nevertheless, scientists are beginning to suspect that intelligent life might indeed exist within these “densely packed clusters of stars on the fringes of our Milky Way galaxy.”
Because about 150 of these clusters are “old and stable,” the probability of life existing there is enhanced.
Communication and travel between potential “sweet spots” (habitable zones) within the clusters would be relatively easy, due to the close proximity of so many stars.
Astrophysicist Rosanne Di Stefano is therefore suggesting that particular attention be paid to these starry neighborhoods. She has stated: Global clusters are good targets to spend your time on in search of extraterrestrial intelligence.
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